[Cocci] [patch] CodingStyle: add some more error handling guidelines

Arend van Spriel arend at broadcom.com
Wed Dec 3 13:39:01 CET 2014

On 12/03/14 13:31, SF Markus Elfring wrote:
>> diff --git a/Documentation/CodingStyle b/Documentation/CodingStyle
>> index 9f28b14..9c8a234 100644
>> --- a/Documentation/CodingStyle
>> +++ b/Documentation/CodingStyle
>> @@ -392,7 +392,12 @@ The goto statement comes in handy when a function exits from multiple
>>   locations and some common work such as cleanup has to be done.  If there is no
>>   cleanup needed then just return directly.
>> -The rationale is:
>> +Choose label names which say what the goto does or why the goto exists.  An
>> +[...]  Avoid
>> +using GW-BASIC names like "err1:" and "err2:".  Also don't name them after the
>> +goto location like "err_kmalloc_failed:"
> I find this documentation approach not safe and clear enough so far.
> * How should the reference to an other programming language help in the understanding
>    of the recommended naming convention for jump labels?
> * To which source code place should the word "location" refer to?
>    - jump source
>    - jump target

I think you digested the paragraph in too small bits. The term "goto 
location" looks synonymous to "jump source" to me.


> Regards,
> Markus
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