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authorJohannes Weiner <hannes@saeurebad.de>2008-07-25 01:45:51 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2008-07-25 10:53:29 -0700
commita7f371e54fac49ff62bb640d4a7276fca01527e8 (patch)
treed18489939fe84cbd706c0ac242fabd0732858eb2 /Documentation
parent197dcffc8ba0ea943fee86e28e99cd9575799772 (diff)
documentation: update CodingStyle tips for Emacs users
Describe a setup that integrates better with Emacs' cc-mode and also fixes up the alignment of continuation lines to really only use tabs. Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@saeurebad.de> Cc: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net> Cc: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
1 files changed, 23 insertions, 19 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/CodingStyle b/Documentation/CodingStyle
index 6caa1461557..1875e502f87 100644
--- a/Documentation/CodingStyle
+++ b/Documentation/CodingStyle
@@ -474,25 +474,29 @@ make a good program).
So, you can either get rid of GNU emacs, or change it to use saner
values. To do the latter, you can stick the following in your .emacs file:
-(defun linux-c-mode ()
- "C mode with adjusted defaults for use with the Linux kernel."
- (interactive)
- (c-mode)
- (c-set-style "K&R")
- (setq tab-width 8)
- (setq indent-tabs-mode t)
- (setq c-basic-offset 8))
-This will define the M-x linux-c-mode command. When hacking on a
-module, if you put the string -*- linux-c -*- somewhere on the first
-two lines, this mode will be automatically invoked. Also, you may want
-to add
-(setq auto-mode-alist (cons '("/usr/src/linux.*/.*\\.[ch]$" . linux-c-mode)
- auto-mode-alist))
-to your .emacs file if you want to have linux-c-mode switched on
-automagically when you edit source files under /usr/src/linux.
+(defun c-lineup-arglist-tabs-only (ignored)
+ "Line up argument lists by tabs, not spaces"
+ (let* ((anchor (c-langelem-pos c-syntactic-element))
+ (column (c-langelem-2nd-pos c-syntactic-element))
+ (offset (- (1+ column) anchor))
+ (steps (floor offset c-basic-offset)))
+ (* (max steps 1)
+ c-basic-offset)))
+(add-hook 'c-mode-hook
+ (lambda ()
+ (let ((filename (buffer-file-name)))
+ ;; Enable kernel mode for the appropriate files
+ (when (and filename
+ (string-match "~/src/linux-trees" filename))
+ (setq indent-tabs-mode t)
+ (c-set-style "linux")
+ (c-set-offset 'arglist-cont-nonempty
+ '(c-lineup-gcc-asm-reg
+ c-lineup-arglist-tabs-only))))))
+This will make emacs go better with the kernel coding style for C
+files below ~/src/linux-trees.
But even if you fail in getting emacs to do sane formatting, not
everything is lost: use "indent".