Re: [PATCH] Use fall-through attribute rather than magic comments

From: Joe Perches
Date: Sat Mar 16 2019 - 04:08:11 EST

On Fri, 2019-03-15 at 21:38 -0600, Shawn Landden wrote:
> The -Wimplicit-fallthrough warning recognizes magic comments
> It is my opinion that magic comments are a bad idea. Comments should not
> change the interpretation (even regarding errors) of C code.
> (It also happens to break distcc as distcc compiles pre-processed .i files.)
> I am aware this can cause some merge pain.
> Also, if my style is OK, then needs some changes to (CCed)

I think it's a pretty good idea

It's generally better to add a patch first to the include
file and then conversion patches by subsystem instead of one
gigantic patch spanning multiple subsystems.

Or send a script that does the conversion.