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Subject[PATCH] checkpatch: warn on unnecessary int declarations
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On Sun, 2018-08-05 at 08:52 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> "long unsigned int" isn't _technically_ wrong. But we normally
> call that type "unsigned long".

So add a checkpatch test for it.

Signed-off-by: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com>
---
scripts/checkpatch.pl | 20 ++++++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 20 insertions(+)

diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
index ce72cc4784e6..bc6dda34394e 100755
--- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
+++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
@@ -3829,6 +3829,26 @@ sub process {
"type '$tmp' should be specified in [[un]signed] [short|int|long|long long] order\n" . $herecurr);
}

+# check for unnecessary <signed> int declarations of short/long/long long
+ while ($sline =~ m{\b($TypeMisordered(\s*\*)*|$C90_int_types)\b}g) {
+ my $type = trim($1);
+ next if ($type !~ /\bint\b/);
+ next if ($type !~ /\b(?:short|long\s+long|long)\b/);
+ my $new_type = $type;
+ $new_type =~ s/\b\s*int\s*\b/ /;
+ $new_type =~ s/\b\s*(?:un)?signed\b\s*/ /;
+ $new_type =~ s/^const\s+//;
+ $new_type = "unsigned $new_type" if ($type =~ /\bunsigned\b/);
+ $new_type = "const $new_type" if ($type =~ /^const\b/);
+ $new_type =~ s/\s+/ /g;
+ $new_type = trim($new_type);
+ if (WARN("UNNECESSARY_INT",
+ "Prefer '$new_type' over '$type' as the int is unnecessary\n" . $herecurr) &&
+ $fix) {
+ $fixed[$fixlinenr] =~ s/\b\Q$type\E\b/$new_type/;
+ }
+ }
+
# check for static const char * arrays.
if ($line =~ /\bstatic\s+const\s+char\s*\*\s*(\w+)\s*\[\s*\]\s*=\s*/) {
WARN("STATIC_CONST_CHAR_ARRAY",
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