[webkit-dev] Clang tidy

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Mon May 8 21:09:28 PDT 2017

On Wed, May 3, 2017 at 8:31 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
> On May 3, 2017, at 6:31 PM, Olmstead, Don <Don.Olmstead at sony.com> wrote:
> I took some time today to see how clang-tidy can be run on WebKit code and
> openedhttps://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=171632 with some examples on
> how to run things. I also attached some output from the modernizer fixes
> that can be applied.
> I was thinking of running any code we move from WebCore/platform through
> clang-tidy during the process of moving it to PAL. Documentation for the
> checks can be found at
> http://clang.llvm.org/extra/clang-tidy/checks/list.htmlif anyone wants to
> take a look at what should potentially be run.
> I think moving code should be done with the bare minimum changes needed to
> do the move (file paths, etc). Any code cleanup script should be done
> separately. Any change can break things (though we hope both moving files
> and running clang-tidy would have no behavioral effect). Therefore it's best
> not to mix unrelated changes, so if a regression occurs, it's easier to see
> what caused it.

I agree with Maciej and Konstantin that these code changes should be
made separately due to the risk of inadvertently introducing

In addition, I don't really like code churns like this (as they make
SVN/Git blame less useful) unless we're fixing violations of WebKit
code style guideline: https://webkit.org/code-style-guidelines/

Many of the changes made in the aforementioned bug appear to be more
of nits that aren't explicitly called out in our guideline.

- R. Niwa

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