Extra Clang Tools 7.0.0 (In-Progress) Release Notes

Written by the LLVM Team


These are in-progress notes for the upcoming Extra Clang Tools 7 release. Release notes for previous releases can be found on the Download Page.


This document contains the release notes for the Extra Clang Tools, part of the Clang release 7.0.0. Here we describe the status of the Extra Clang Tools in some detail, including major improvements from the previous release and new feature work. All LLVM releases may be downloaded from the LLVM releases web site.

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What’s New in Extra Clang Tools 7.0.0?

Some of the major new features and improvements to Extra Clang Tools are listed here. Generic improvements to Extra Clang Tools as a whole or to its underlying infrastructure are described first, followed by tool-specific sections.

Improvements to clang-query

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Improvements to clang-rename

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Improvements to clang-tidy

  • New cppcoreguidelines-avoid-goto check

    The usage of goto for control flow is error prone and should be replaced with looping constructs. Every backward jump is rejected. Forward jumps are only allowed in nested loops.

  • New fuchsia-multiple-inheritance check

    Warns if a class inherits from multiple classes that are not pure virtual.

  • New fuchsia-statically-constructed-objects check

    Warns if global, non-trivial objects with static storage are constructed, unless the object is statically initialized with a constexpr constructor or has no explicit constructor.

  • New fuchsia-trailing-return check

    Functions that have trailing returns are disallowed, except for those using decltype specifiers and lambda with otherwise unutterable return types.

  • New alias hicpp-avoid-goto to cppcoreguidelines-avoid-goto added.

Improvements to include-fixer

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Improvements to modularize

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