[Announcement]: Developed an automating tool that can help RTEMS conform with Python coding style

Gedare Bloom gedare at rtems.org
Wed Sep 2 21:39:18 UTC 2020

On Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM Mritunjay Sharma
<mritunjaysharma394 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello everyone!
> After recently seeing the Python Development
> guidelines for RTEMS, I found that
> "RTEMS Tools should be piped through the yapf Python code
> formatter before it is committed or sent for review."
> This gave me an idea to build something that can automate
> this process and take the pressure off both from
> Maintainers as well as Contributors.
> I am pleased to tell you that I have successfully implemented this
> idea by building an open-source GitHub action called 'autoyapf'.
> Link to the tool is: https://github.com/marketplace/actions/autoyapf
> Link to the github repo: https://github.com/mritunjaysharma394/autoyapf
> What it does is that whenever a maintainer pushes a python code in the repo
> or merges a PR of a contributor containing Python code, autoyapf action is
> triggered and it automatically checks if the file is piped in 'yapf' format or not
> and if not then it will automatically commit the changes in concerned file
> to make it follow the PEP 8 style guide using yapf.

Interesting concept. I think this would be more useful a bit earlier
in the development pipeline though. What about as a pre-commit

> This action will immensely help in increasing the speed of the development cycle of
> RTEMS projects that use Python.
> I will request all of you to please have a look at the project and give me your
> valuable feedback to improve.
> I sincerely hope that this project can find it's use in RTEMS projects
> Thanks a lot!
> Mritunjay Sharma
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