strbuf.cocci: suggest strbuf_addbuf() to add one strbuf to an other
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Message ID 20190125122517.29026-1-szeder.dev@gmail.com
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  • strbuf.cocci: suggest strbuf_addbuf() to add one strbuf to an other
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SZEDER Gábor Jan. 25, 2019, 12:25 p.m. UTC
The best way to add one strbuf to an other is via:

  strbuf_addbuf(&sb, &sb2);

This is a bit more idiomatic and efficient than:

  strbuf_addstr(&sb, sb2.buf);

because the size of the second strbuf is known and thus it can spare a
strlen() call, and much more so than:

  strbuf_addf(&sb, "%s", sb2.buf);

because it can spare the whole vsnprintf() formatting magic.

Add new semantic patches to 'contrib/coccinelle/strbuf.cocci' to catch
these undesired patterns and to suggest strbuf_addbuf() instead.

Luckily, our codebase is already clean from any such undesired
patterns (but one of the in-flight topics just tried to sneak in such
a strbuf_addf() call).

Signed-off-by: SZEDER Gábor <szeder.dev@gmail.com>
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Inspired by:

  https://public-inbox.org/git/20190125112203.GB6702@szeder.dev/

 contrib/coccinelle/strbuf.cocci | 30 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 30 insertions(+)

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diff --git a/contrib/coccinelle/strbuf.cocci b/contrib/coccinelle/strbuf.cocci
index e34eada1ad..d9ada69b43 100644
--- a/contrib/coccinelle/strbuf.cocci
+++ b/contrib/coccinelle/strbuf.cocci
@@ -12,6 +12,36 @@  constant fmt !~ "%";
 )
   );
 
+@@
+expression E;
+struct strbuf SB;
+format F =~ "s";
+@@
+- strbuf_addf(E, "%@F@", SB.buf);
++ strbuf_addbuf(E, &SB);
+
+@@
+expression E;
+struct strbuf *SBP;
+format F =~ "s";
+@@
+- strbuf_addf(E, "%@F@", SBP->buf);
++ strbuf_addbuf(E, SBP);
+
+@@
+expression E;
+struct strbuf SB;
+@@
+- strbuf_addstr(E, SB.buf);
++ strbuf_addbuf(E, &SB);
+
+@@
+expression E;
+struct strbuf *SBP;
+@@
+- strbuf_addstr(E, SBP->buf);
++ strbuf_addbuf(E, SBP);
+
 @@
 expression E1, E2;
 format F =~ "s";