Re: [PATCH] checkpatch: forgive use of mixed case variablesmeasuring units

From: Joe Perches
Date: Wed Jun 12 2013 - 12:02:22 EST

On Wed, 2013-06-12 at 15:59 +0300, Phil Carmody wrote:
> I agree that a creeping list of exceptions where CamelCase
> is to be overlooked would be bad, but I would argue that
> perhaps my exceptions aren't actual CamelCase - they're
> (pretending to be) SI units, and just happen to match the
> CamelCase regexp. I did a grep for my regexp, and everything
> I noticed in a quick scan did look like a justifiable
> variable name.

Maybe, but this regex misses variants like:


Maybe "^[a-z_]*_[numk][VAS](?:_\w+)?$"

But this regex also does not match on other common
sound variants "_dB", "_mB" and temperature like "_mC".

There's also the arm bL variant (bigLittle)

So I guess it'd be better to use

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