[Cocci] coccinelle: Convert comma to semicolons (was Re: [PATCH] checkpatch: Add test for comma use that should be semicolon)

Julia Lawall julia.lawall at inria.fr
Thu Sep 24 16:21:38 EDT 2020

On Thu, 24 Sep 2020, Thomas Gleixner wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 22 2020 at 09:07, Julia Lawall wrote:
> > On Fri, 21 Aug 2020, Joe Perches wrote:
> >> True enough for a general statement, though the coccinelle
> >> script Julia provided does not change a single instance of
> >> for loop expressions with commas.
> >>
> >> As far as I can tell, no logic defect is introduced by the
> >> script at all.
> >
> > The script has a rule to ensure that what is changed is part of a top
> > level statement that has the form e1, e2;.  I put that in to avoid
> > transforming cases where the comma is the body of a macro, but it protects
> > against for loop headers as well.
> Right. I went through the lot and did not find something dodgy. Except
> for two hunks this still applies. Can someone please send a proper patch
> with changelog/SOB etc. for this?
> And of course that script really wants to be part of the kernel cocci
> checks to catch further instances.

I will try to get to it soon.  Thanks for checking all the cases.


> Thanks,
>         tglx

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