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Date:	Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:27:36 -0700
From:	Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
To:	Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@...cle.com>
Cc:	Andy Whitcroft <apw@...onical.com>, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [patch] checkpatch: warn on missing spaces in broken up quoted
 strings

On Mon, 2014-06-16 at 09:40 +0300, Dan Carpenter wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 12:52:25PM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> > On Fri, 2014-06-13 at 12:46 +0300, Dan Carpenter wrote:
> > > On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 02:30:22AM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> > > 
> > > > > +# check for missing a space in a string concatination
> > > > > +        if ($prevrawline =~ /[^\\][a-zA-Z]"$/ && $rawline =~ /^\+[\t ]+"[a-zA-Z]/) {
> > > > > +            WARN('MISSING_SPACE',
> > > > > +                 "break quoted strings at a space character\n" . $hereprev);
> > > > > +        }
> > > > 
> > > > Probably want digits too so maybe \w instead of "[a-zA-Z]/
> > 
> > Couple nits:
> > 
> > The indentation isn't right here.
> > 
> > And this check is probably better placed immediately
> > after the "SPLIT_STRING" test.
> > 
> > []
> > 
> > > ./drivers/scsi/pm8001/pm8001_ctl.c:297 			       "0x%08x 0x%08x\n",
> > > ./drivers/scsi/pm8001/pm8001_ctl.c:432 			       "0x%08x 0x%08x\n",
> > > ./drivers/scsi/qla2xxx/qla_nx2.c:1457 	    "0x%X 0x%X 0x%X 0x%X 0x%X 0x%X\n"
> > > 	- hex false positives
> > 
> > These look more like defects to me.
> > 
> > > I thought about doing that when I wrote my original patch but I was
> > > worried about more hex false positives.  If there are only those 3 then
> > > it's probably not a big deal.  What do you think?
> > 
> > I know it works on files, but I'm not sure it works on patches.
> > 
> > What happens when checking a single line replacement patch?
> > 
> > Likely the \\[a-zA-Z] check should include
> > all the tests that the multiple line string exceptions use.
> > 
> > (?:\\(?:[ntr]|[0-7]{1,3}|x[0-9a-fA-F]{1,2})|;\s*|\{\s*)"\s*$
> 
> That kind of complicate regex hurts my head.  How do I make it not
> complain about:
> 		"foo\n\t"
> 		"bar";

Did you try it?

The first test should handle any \n, \t or \r
at the end of a string.

[0-7]{1,3] is for octal

x[0-9afAF]{1,2} is for hex constants


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