checkpatch: add check for line continuations in quoted strings
Joe Perches [Wed, 25 May 2011 00:13:39 +0000 (17:13 -0700)]
Add a warning for unterminated quoted strings with line continuations as
these frequently add unwanted whitespace.

Signed-off-by: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com>
Cc: Andy Whitcroft <apw@canonical.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

scripts/checkpatch.pl

index d867081..5c96729 100755 (executable)
@@ -2748,6 +2748,11 @@ sub process {
                        WARN("sizeof(& should be avoided\n" . $herecurr);
                }
 
+# check for line continuations in quoted strings with odd counts of "
+               if ($rawline =~ /\\$/ && $rawline =~ tr/"/"/ % 2) {
+                       WARN("Avoid line continuations in quoted strings\n" . $herecurr);
+               }
+
 # check for new externs in .c files.
                if ($realfile =~ /\.c$/ && defined $stat &&
                    $stat =~ /^.\s*(?:extern\s+)?$Type\s+($Ident)(\s*)\(/s)