Re: [PATCH v2] net: ll_temac: Use one return statement instead of two

From: Joe Perches
Date: Mon May 11 2015 - 11:40:04 EST

On Mon, 2015-05-11 at 17:26 +0200, Michal Simek wrote:
> On 05/11/2015 04:42 PM, Joe Perches wrote:
> > On Mon, 2015-05-11 at 16:05 +0200, Michal Simek wrote:
> >> Use one return statement instead of two to simplify the code.
> >> Both are returning the same value.
> >
> > trivia and FYI:
> But still correct right?


> > I think there are about 100 of these in kernel tree
> > and I'm not going to submit patches.
> >
> > $ grep-2.5.4 -rP --include=*.[ch] -n "^([\t]+)\treturn[ \t]+([A-Za-z0-9\_\>\(\)\.\>\[\]\-]+);\n(\1}\n)?\1return[ \t]+\2;" * | \
> > grep -P "^[\w\/\.]+:\d+:"
> Are you suggesting that someone else should send patches for it?

I get enough grief for doing style oriented patches,
so if someone else wants to, sure.

> I expect that this is something what Julia can check with coccinelle
> and can be added to scripts folder.

Maybe true.

A coccinelle script might be rather more complicated
than the simpler grep above, but perhaps the script
could be a bit more complete as it could likely look
at more code indentation styles.

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