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Date:	Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:49:19 +0200 (CEST)
From:	Julia Lawall <>
To:	Joe Perches <>
cc:	Himangi Saraogi <>,
	Julia Lawall <>,
	Gilles Muller <>,
	Nicolas Palix <>,
	Michal Marek <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Coccinelle: Script to drop parenthesis in the return

On Thu, 19 Jun 2014, Joe Perches wrote:

> On Thu, 2014-06-19 at 21:59 +0530, Himangi Saraogi wrote:
> > This script detects the use of a parenthesis around return value ot the
> > return statements and removes them as they are unnecessary and against
> > the CodingStyle. A new directory called checkpatch is added for semantic
> > patches that just make patches for what checkpatch does. This will help
> > developers having checkpatch problems, to run the semantic patches in this
> > directory on their code and fix some of them automatically.
> checkpatch already has --fix and --fix-inplace options that
> do something similar.

OK.  Then it is not worth adding coccinelle scripts for simple changes
like this one.

I guess that some of the more complex changes, like choosing an
appropriate error message function, checkpatch does not do?

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