Re: [PATCH 00/15] improve function-level documentation

From: Joe Perches
Date: Sat Oct 01 2016 - 16:20:14 EST

On Sat, 2016-10-01 at 21:46 +0200, Julia Lawall wrote:
> These patches fix cases where the documentation above a function definition
> is not consistent with the function header. Issues are detected using the
> semantic patch below ( Basically, the semantic
> patch parses a file to find comments, then matches each function header,
> and checks that the name and parameter list in the function header are
> compatible with the comment that preceeds it most closely.

Hi Julia.

Would it be possible for a semantic patch to scan for
function definitions where the types do not have
identifiers and update the definitions to match the

For instance, given:

int foo(int);

int foo(int bar)
return baz;

Could coccinelle output:

diff a/some.h b/some.h
-int foo(int);
+int foo(int bar);