[cfe-dev] Proposing clang-tidy checks for libc++ internal development

Jonathan Coe via cfe-dev cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon Jul 9 23:42:03 PDT 2018

I would be very keen to see these checks added to clang.



> On 10 Jul 2018, at 04:00, Eric Fiselier via cfe-dev <cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I've been sitting on my own set of clang-tidy checks specific for libc++. They are intended for developers of libc++, not users of it, and having them can be quite helpful. They include:
> * A reserved name check.
> * Attribute not on declaration check + fix.
> * Externally instantiated function is missing inline check + fix.
> * Externally instantiated function with missing or incorrect visibility attributes check + fix.
> As more developers begin to work on libc++, it's useful for these checks to be available to all of them.
> I'm looking to find a way to upstream these checks. My question is:
> 1. Are these even appropriate to upstream?
> 2. If so, where should we put them?
> The simple answer is to add a new `libcxx-internal` module to clang-tidy. The obvious problem is that clang-tidy ships to all users, and to them this module and its checks are just noise.
> What do you think?
> /Eric
> PS. The non-complete and messy versions of the current checks can be found here. I obviously plan to clean them up before submitting for review upstream.  https://github.com/efcs/clang-tools-extra/tree/libcxx-tidy/clang-tidy/libcxx
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