[RFC v3] scripts: kernel-doc: fix typedef support for struct/union parsing

Matthew Wilcox willy at infradead.org
Sat Mar 6 15:20:01 UTC 2021


On Sat, Mar 06, 2021 at 01:18:38PM +0530, Aditya wrote:
> On 6/3/21 11:55 am, Lukas Bulwahn wrote:
> > I agree. That might be a suitable clean-up to keep the code for
> > functions and struct/union parsing similar in style/spirit.
> > 
> > Aditya, would you like to create a patch for that?
> 
> Sure Lukas.
> I have a doubt though, Can't we use a single expression separated by
> "|" here, instead of multiple lines? i.e.,
> 
> $x =~
> s/__packed|__aligned|____cacheline_aligned_in_smp|____cacheline_aligned|__attribute__\s*\(\([a-z0-9,_\s\(\)]*\)\)\s*//;
> 
> 
> Probably we could do something similar for dump_function, i.e.,
> -    $prototype =~ s/^static +//;
> -    $prototype =~ s/^extern +//;
> -    $prototype =~ s/^asmlinkage +//;
> -    $prototype =~ s/^inline +//;
> -    $prototype =~ s/^__inline__ +//;
> -    $prototype =~ s/^__inline +//;
> -    $prototype =~ s/^__always_inline +//;
> -    $prototype =~ s/^noinline +//;
> 
> +    $prototype =~
> s/^(?:static|extern|asmlinkage|__?inline__?|__always_inline|noinline) +//;
> And so on for other regexps.
> 
> What do you think?

I think there's a tradeoff between speed / compactness and readability.
As someone who doesn't know perl particularly well, I can look at the
series of lines and say "Oh, it's stripping out these unwanted things".
Your one line, while undoubtedly more efficient, is considerably less
easy to understand.

Maybe there's another way to do it that's more efficient while not
sacrificing the readability?

Also, would your suggestion work for 'static inline void foo(void)'?
I think it needs to remove multiple occurrences of the things in the
regex.  But maybe that's what the ?: on the beginning is for?


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