scripts/checkpatch.pl: add warnings for static char that could be static const char
Joe Perches [Tue, 26 Oct 2010 21:23:20 +0000 (14:23 -0700)]
Add warnings for possible missing const uses of
static char foo[] = "bar"
    that could be
static const char foo[] = "bar"
and
static const char *foo[] = {"bar", "baz"}
    that could be
static const char * const foo[] = {"bar", "baz"}

Signed-off-by: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com>
Cc: Mike Frysinger <vapier.adi@gmail.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 c1e7fb3..2ec5fc6 100755 (executable)
@@ -1869,6 +1869,18 @@ sub process {
                                $herecurr);
                }
 
+# 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 should probably be static const char * const\n" .
+                               $herecurr);
+               }
+
+# check for static char foo[] = "bar" declarations.
+               if ($line =~ /\bstatic\s+char\s+(\w+)\s*\[\s*\]\s*=\s*"/) {
+                       WARN("static char array declaration should probably be static const char\n" .
+                               $herecurr);
+               }
+
 # check for new typedefs, only function parameters and sparse annotations
 # make sense.
                if ($line =~ /\btypedef\s/ &&