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Date:   Sat, 17 Oct 2020 22:19:56 +0530
From:   Dwaipayan Ray <>
To:     Joe Perches <>
        linux-kernel <>,
        Lukas Bulwahn <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5] checkpatch: add new exception to repeated word check

On Sat, Oct 17, 2020 at 10:03 PM Joe Perches <> wrote:
> On Sat, 2020-10-17 at 21:57 +0530, Dwaipayan Ray wrote:
> > Recently, commit 4f6ad8aa1eac ("checkpatch: move repeated word test")
> > moved the repeated word test to check for more file types. But after
> > this, if is run on MAINTAINERS, it generates several
> > new warnings of the type:
> NAK.
> Slow down and test before you send more patch versions.
> > +                             next if (index(" \t.,;?!", $end_char) == -1);
> what does this do?

Um, it checks if end_char is not present in " \t.,;?!".
If end_char doesn't belong to this list, then the check shall
skip. That is the test will skip for "word word:", but will produce
a warning for "word word." or "word word?", etc.

Shouldn't this itself be the case or am I perhaps going wrong


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