On Thu, 2019-09-12 at 10:24 +0200, Miguel Ojeda wrote:
On Thu, Sep 12, 2019 at 9:43 AM Dan Williams
> Now I come to find that CodingStyle has settled on clang-format (in
> the last 15 months) as the new standard which is a much better answer
> to me than a manually specified style open to interpretation. I'll
> take a look at getting libnvdimm converted over.
Note that clang-format cannot do everything as we want within the
kernel just yet, but it is a close enough approximation -- it is near
the point where we could simply agree to use it and stop worrying
about styling issues. However, that would mean everyone needs to have
a recent clang-format available, which I think is the biggest obstacle
at the moment.
I don't think that's close to true yet for clang-format.
For instance: clang-format does not do anything with
missing braces, or coalescing multi-part strings,
or any number of other nominal coding style defects
like all the for_each macros, aligning or not aligning
columnar contents appropriately, etc...
clang-format as yet has no taste.
I believe it'll take a lot of work to improve it to a point
where its formatting is acceptable and appropriate.
An AI rather than a table based system like clang-format is
more likely to be a real solution, but training that AI
isn't a thing that I want to do.