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Date:   Sun, 3 May 2020 14:32:26 +0200
From:   Markus Elfring <>
To:     Wang YanQing <>, Joe Perches <>,
        Andy Whitcroft <>,,
        Alexei Starovoitov <>,
        Matteo Croce <>
Subject: Re: [v4] checkpatch: add support to check 'Fixes:' tag format

>>> +				$diagnostics .= "Missing a pair of parentheses '()' or a pair of double quotation marks (\"\").\n";
>> Can such a message trigger any more thoughts and development ideas?
> No, I don't think so. '(" ... ")' is the minimum interface between analyser
> (checkpatch) and commit id description (normal commit id and 'Fixes:' tag)

* I am proposing to recheck the influence of quotation character alternatives
  also at this place.

* How do you think about to provide an information without the word “or”
  in error messages?

> about the title, it is very difficult if not impossible to guess the title
> boundary and whether it is the *REAL* title that folllow the SHA1 without
> this precondition,

I find this concern reasonable.

> and it is more difficult to do it when we need to support
> title which across lines in the normal commit id description.

I imagine that further software design options can be considered.

> At last I really doubt the benefit it brings deserves the complexity and the
> current diagnostics info is enough clear for most situation.

* Will a safer data format description trigger corresponding efforts?

* Will the structure of the commit title matter?

* Would you like to improve checks (and program organisation) besides
  the application of regular expressions?


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