aaron.ballman added inline comments.
Comment at: clang-tidy/modernize/UseAutoCheck.cpp:378
+ Lexer::getLocForEndOfToken(Range.getEnd(), 0, SM,
+ bool Whitespace = isWhitespace(*FullSourceLoc(Next, SM).getCharacterData());
> aaron.ballman wrote:
> > malcolm.parsons wrote:
> > > aaron.ballman wrote:
> > > > malcolm.parsons wrote:
> > > > > aaron.ballman wrote:
> > > > > > Oye, this is deceptively expensive because you now have to go back
> > > > > > to the actual source file for this information. That source file
> > > > > > may live on a network share somewhere, for instance.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Can you use `Token::hasLeadingSpace()` instead?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Also, doesn't this still need to care about the `RemoveStars`
> > > > > > option?
> > > > > Where would I get a Token from?
> > > > Hrm, might not be as trivial as I was hoping (I thought we had a way to
> > > > go from a `SourceLocation` back to a `Token`, but I'm not seeing one
> > > > off-hand). Regardless, I worry about the expense of going all the way
> > > > back to the source for this.
> > > >
> > > > @alexfh -- should this functionality be a part of a more general "we've
> > > > made a fixit, now make it not look ugly?" pass? At least then, if we go
> > > > back to the source, we can do it in a more controlled manner and
> > > > hopefully get some performance back from that.
> > > `LineIsMarkedWithNOLINT` is going to read the source anyway, so I don't
> > > see any additional expense.
> > The additional expense comes from many checks needing similar functionality
> > -- generally, fixit replacements are going to require formatting
> > modifications of some sort. It's better to handle all of those in the same
> > place and transparently rather than have every check with a fixit manually
> > handle formatting. Additionally, this means we can go back to the source as
> > infrequently as possible.
> I ran strace -c on clang-tidy on several real world source files that
> modernize-use-auto warns about before and after this change and the counts
> for read, write, stat, open, close, openat and fstat syscalls were all
> The expense is exactly zero.
> It will still be zero when multiplied by many checks.
> There is no performance issue here.
> Do you have any other issues with this change?
Thank you for running strace to see what the behavior is. From what I
understand, this is hard to judge because it depends on when the SourceManager
elects to drop its underlying memory buffer (if at all). We definitely try to
avoid going back to source when possible in Clang; I think clang-tidy should
take a similar policy.
I don't think the fix you have is incorrect. I am, however, not convinced this
is the best way to solve the problem because we're playing whack-a-mole with
fixing replacements already, and this is one more instance of such need.
@alexfh had suggested (in a different review thread about a similar need) that
we solve this through a convenient bottleneck (such as the diagnostics engine)
that basically runs clang-format over replaced text, handles extraneous commas,
etc and I would prefer to hear if efforts are being made/planned for that
approach before committing another one-off solution. The extra space included
in the current behavior is not a correctness issue, so I'm not too worried
about getting this fix in immediately if there's work in progress on a better
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