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From: Julia Lawall <julia.lawall@inria.fr>
To: Markus Elfring <Markus.Elfring@web.de>
Cc: cocci@systeme.lip6.fr
Subject: Re: [Cocci] [00/43] cocci: Add support for meta attributes to SmPL
Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2020 17:34:26 +0200 (CEST)
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.22.394.2008021733340.2531@hadrien> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <8f357aa0-7811-a5b8-a061-814899654e88@web.de>


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On Sun, 2 Aug 2020, Markus Elfring wrote:

> >> How do you call the following items in the update step “[PATCH 42/43] tests:
> >> Add test case to match meta attribute”?
> >> https://lore.kernel.org/cocci/25fb4894-65d3-dc57-dbfd-93d3482d8fee@web.de/
> >> https://systeme.lip6.fr/pipermail/cocci/2020-July/008036.html
> >>
> >> attribute name __attr__;
> >> attribute a;
> >
> > attribute a; declares a metavariable that matches attributes.
> >
> > attribute name __attr__; declares that __attr__ is the name of an attribute.
>
> Is this specification also a declaration of a metavariable?

No.

>
>
> > These "name" declarations can be used in the parsing of the C code as a
> > hint that __attr__ should be parsed in a special way.
>
> Will a more helpful explanation be added to the software documentation
> like the SmPL manual?
> https://github.com/coccinelle/coccinelle/blob/e06b9156dfa02a28cf3cbf0913a10513f3d163ab/docs/manual/cocci_syntax.tex#L452

The discussion of attribute name and name in general already seems clear
enough.

>
> Which display do you get for the command “spatch --parse-cocci tests/metaattr.cocci”
> according to the discussed development version of your software?

There is no warning.  The code is now on github.  You can test it
yourself.

julia

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2020-08-02  7:06 ` [Cocci] [PATCH 00/43] " Julia Lawall
     [not found]   ` <eead5e2a-da8d-83cd-eeb4-f193702b800f@web.de>
2020-08-02 11:48     ` Julia Lawall
     [not found]       ` <82af6b44-ea09-b86f-81f7-e96e8594a31d@web.de>
2020-08-02 13:13         ` [Cocci] [00/43] " Julia Lawall
     [not found]           ` <065fee88-5206-5d9b-c83c-4e6a20aefd85@web.de>
2020-08-02 14:34             ` Julia Lawall
     [not found]               ` <8f357aa0-7811-a5b8-a061-814899654e88@web.de>
2020-08-02 15:34                 ` Julia Lawall [this message]
     [not found]                   ` <c1822815-456f-316d-93b5-88beb55a0d69@web.de>
2020-08-02 16:16                     ` Julia Lawall
     [not found]                       ` <74a5a472-4431-46e7-bd8b-95886f031c93@web.de>
2020-08-02 17:00                         ` Julia Lawall
     [not found]                           ` <3474ebf5-c902-63e9-8244-08a0f3407b72@web.de>
2020-08-03  5:46                             ` Julia Lawall
2020-08-03  8:22                             ` Jaskaran Singh
     [not found]                               ` <04cb5eb3-bed8-9e8e-255b-fbae06144016@web.de>
2020-08-08 11:35                                 ` Jaskaran Singh

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