clippy 0.0.4

A bunch of helpful lints to avoid common pitfalls in Rust
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rust-clippy

A collection of lints that give helpful tips to newbies and catch oversights.

Lints included in this crate:

  • single_match: Warns when a match statement with a single nontrivial arm (i.e, where the other arm is _ => {}) is used, and recommends if let instead.
  • box_vec: Warns on usage of Box<Vec<T>>
  • dlist: Warns on usage of DList
  • str_to_string: Warns on usage of str::to_string()
  • toplevel_ref_arg: Warns when a function argument is declared ref (i.e. fn foo(ref x: u8), but not fn foo((ref x, ref y): (u8, u8)))
  • eq_op: Warns on equal operands on both sides of a comparison or bitwise combination
  • bad_bit_mask: Denies expressions of the form _ & mask == select that will only ever return true or false (because in the example select containing bits that mask doesn't have)
  • needless_bool : Warns on if-statements with plain booleans in the then- and else-clause, e.g. if p { true } else { false }
  • ptr_arg: Warns on fn arguments of the type &Vec<...> or &String, suggesting to use &[...] or &str instead, respectively
  • approx_constant: Warns if the approximate of a known float constant (in std::f64::consts or std::f32::consts) is found and suggests to use the constant
  • cmp_nan: Denies comparisons to NAN (which will always return false, which is probably not intended)
  • float_cmp: Warns on == or != comparisons of floaty typed values. As floating-point operations usually involve rounding errors, it is always better to check for approximate equality within some small bounds
  • precedence: Warns on expressions where precedence may trip up the unwary reader of the source and suggests adding parenthesis, e.g. x << 2 + y will be parsed as x << (2 + y)
  • redundant_closure: Warns on usage of eta-reducible closures like |a| foo(a) (which can be written as just foo)

To use, add the following lines to your Cargo.toml:

[dev-dependencies.rust-clippy]
git = "https://github.com/Manishearth/rust-clippy"

In your code, you may add #![plugin(clippy)] to use it (you may also need to include a #![feature(plugin)] line)

You can allow/warn/deny the whole set using the clippy lint group (#[allow(clippy)], etc)

More to come, please file an issue if you have ideas!

Licensed under MPL. If you're having issues with the license, let me know and I'll try to change it to something more permissive.