Re: [PATCH] checkpatch: Check for quoted strings broken across lines

From: Josh Triplett
Date: Fri Feb 03 2012 - 01:35:01 EST

On Thu, Feb 02, 2012 at 09:27:27PM -0800, Josh Triplett wrote:
> checkpatch already makes an exception to the 80-column rule for quoted
> strings, and Documentation/CodingStyle recommends not splitting quoted
> strings across lines, because it breaks the ability to grep for the
> string. Rather than just permitting this, actively warn about quoted
> strings split across lines.
> v2: Add the "after open parenthesis" heuristic which almost completely
> eliminates non-user-visible strings, leaving only 12 in the entire
> kernel, versus thousands of correct matches. Change "breaks
> greppability" to "breaks the ability to grep for the string".

Sorry, forgot to change "PATCH" to "PATCHv2" in the subject.

- Josh Triplett
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