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Date:	Sat, 2 Nov 2013 08:05:20 -0700
From:	Josh Triplett <josh@...htriplett.org>
To:	Julia Lawall <julia.lawall@...6.fr>
Cc:	Gilles Muller <Gilles.Muller@...6.fr>,
	Nicolas Palix <nicolas.palix@...g.fr>,
	Michal Marek <mmarek@...e.cz>, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	cocci@...teme.lip6.fr
Subject: Re: [PATCH] coccinelle: Add a script to find and remove unnecessary
 ifs with no body

On Sat, Nov 02, 2013 at 03:51:50PM +0100, Julia Lawall wrote:
> On Sat, 2 Nov 2013, Josh Triplett wrote:
> 
> > This script matches code like:
> >
> > if (foo) {}
> >
> > and either eliminates it (if foo has no side effects) or replaces it
> > with foo (if foo has side effects).
> >
> > Works perfectly in report mode; the results of patch mode are
> > semantically correct but may still benefit from further simplification.
> 
> Actually, I would get rid of the patch mode.  Looking through some of the
> results, I don't see any where just deleting the code is the right thing
> to do.  They all look like cases where the developer wanted to remember to
> think more about the problem.

I observed several where the patch seemed entirely correct, with no
FIXME/TODO/XXX comments associated with the conditional.

Nonetheless, I don't mind removing the patch mode if you don't think
it's worthwhile.  I'll send a v2.

- Josh Triplett
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