Extra Clang Tools 5.0.0 (In-Progress) Release Notes

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These are in-progress notes for the upcoming Extra Clang Tools 5 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 5.0.0. 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 5.0.0?

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 cert-dcl21-cpp check

    Checks if the overloaded postfix operator++/-- returns a constant object.

  • New cert-dcl58-cpp check

    Finds modification of the std or posix namespace.

  • Improved cppcoreguidelines-no-malloc check

    Allow custom memory management functions to be considered as well.

  • New misc-forwarding-reference-overload check

    Finds perfect forwarding constructors that can unintentionally hide copy or move constructors.

  • New modernize-replace-random-shuffle check

    Finds and fixes usage of std::random_shuffle as the function has been removed from C++17.

  • New modernize-return-braced-init-list check

    Finds and replaces explicit calls to the constructor in a return statement by a braced initializer list so that the return type is not needlessly repeated.

  • Improved modernize-use-emplace check

    Removes unnecessary std::make_pair and std::make_tuple calls in push_back calls and turns them into emplace_back. The check now also is able to remove user-defined make functions from push_back calls on containers of custom tuple-like types by providing TupleTypes and TupleMakeFunctions.

  • New performance-inefficient-vector-operation check

    Finds possible inefficient vector operations in for loops that may cause unnecessary memory reallocations.

  • Added ParameterThreshold to readability-function-size check

    Finds functions that have more than ParameterThreshold parameters and emits a warning.

  • New readability-misleading-indentation check

    Finds misleading indentation where braces should be introduced or the code should be reformatted.

  • Support clang-formatting of the code around applied fixes (-format-style command-line option).

  • New hicpp module

    Adds checks that implement the High Integrity C++ Coding Standard and other safety standards. Many checks are aliased to other modules.

Improvements to include-fixer

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Improvements to modularize

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