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Re: [RFC] clang-format: outline the git project's coding style

Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 10:52:37AM -0700, Brandon Williams wrote:
>> On 08/09, Stefan Beller wrote:
>> > On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 3:53 PM, Stefan Beller <sbeller@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > 
>> > > I would think based on these options, a pre commit hook can be
>> > > written that formats precisely the touched lines of code of each file.
>> > 
>> > I did not search enough, "clang-tidy-diff.py --fix" should be all that is needed
>> I believe clang-tidy is different from clang-format am I mistaken?
> Yeah, I just dug in the archive. The script I ran way back when was
> actually clang-format-diff.

I am confident with the competence of people around here that we can
come up with a reasonable checker for obvious style violations. In
the worst case, we could customize and/or tweak checkpatch.pl and
start from there.

Assuming that we can have such a checker, I am more interested in
the way how people envision such a checker fits in our workflow to
help people.  Earlier Dscho floated an idea to integrate with the
GitHub pull requests in a way similar to how Travis and SubmitGit
are triggered, and I can sort of see how it may help, but I haven't
seen ideas from others.