#3860 - GSoC enquiries

Sebastian Huber sebastian.huber at embedded-brains.de
Tue Apr 6 04:37:25 UTC 2021

On 04/04/2021 22:18, Joel Sherrill wrote:

> On Sun, Apr 4, 2021 at 2:25 PM Ida Delphine <idadelm at gmail.com 
> <mailto:idadelm at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hello,
>     Please who are the possible mentors for this project?
> IMO this is a project which has a larger potential potential set of 
> mentors than
> one focused on say a single board.
>     On Sun, 4 Apr 2021, 3:32 am Ida Delphine, <idadelm at gmail.com
>     <mailto:idadelm at gmail.com>> wrote:
>         Regarding adding a script similar to linux/checkpatch.pl
>         <http://checkpatch.pl> the criteria whether patches should
>         need changes before being applied will be based on the output
>         from running uncrustify right?
> Yes. Assuming we find a combination of uncrustify settings combined 
> with changes to the RTEMS style and changes to uncrustify that put us 
> in a place where we trust that the output wth the right settings 
> matches our style.
> That is your goal. Find changes to the settlngs, uncrustify, and RTEMS 
> code style where automated checking is possible. When you find a place 
> where the coding style requires something uncrustify cannot currently 
> do, the question is uncrustify changed or our coding style?
> Sebastian may have a list of some of those from his effort to create 
> that configuration. But addressing the list of where the tooling and 
> style guide do not align is a key part of your project.
I am not sure if tinkering code formatting tools to somehow produce the 
RTEMS style is a suitable GSoC project. What has this to do with coding? 
Also this task lingers around for years. Would it be a feasible task for 
a student?

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