[PATCH] Add clang-format config to contrib folder

Sebastian Pop sebpop@gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 23:09:00 GMT 2015

Martin, thanks for getting this patch out.  I like the patch.
Jeff, clang-format has scripts that allow formatting only the lines
touched by a patch.
It also has a script to integrate with git:
We could use those scripts in a commit hook to automatically enforce
correct formatting of new patches.


On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 8:10 AM, Martin Liška <mliska@suse.cz> wrote:
> Hello.
> Following patch adds a clang-format config file that should respect the GNU coding standards.
> As the file is not part of build process, I hope the patch can be applied even though
> we've just skipped to stage3? The patch adds a hunk to Makefile which can create symlink
> to the root directory of the GCC compiler. The clang-format automatically loads style from
> the configuration file.
> clang-format (version 3.8) provides rich variety of configuration options that can
> ensure the GNU coding style.
> Limitations:
> + placement of opening brace of an initializer can't be requested
> + sometimes, '(' is the trailing symbol at the end of a line, which can look weird
> As we've been continuously converting our source base to C++, the clang-format should
> provide better results than a collection of regular expressions (check_GNU_style.sh).
> As a reference file I attach gcc/tree-ssa-uninit.c file.
> Feel free to comment the suggested configuration file.
> Thanks,
> Martin

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