[hibernate-dev] Checkstyle and ORM
steve at hibernate.org
Mon May 18 11:03:23 EDT 2015
Sure. Personally I think the "trick" is to keep the number of failures
small. In fact I initially listed just 9, but am already thinking of
moving at least one from high to medium (and therefore not considered a
On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 9:23 AM, Emmanuel Bernard <emmanuel at hibernate.org>
> Note that custom checkstyle rule implementations does not fare well with
> IDE checkstyle rules enforcement.
> I can't make it reliably work on search and OGM.
> > On 16 mai 2015, at 16:11, Sanne Grinovero <sanne at hibernate.org> wrote:
> > One nice thing of checkstyle is that it's easily extended, for example
> > in Search we added a couple of checks, like to ban double whitespaces:
> > -
> > Or to ban specific import statements:
> > -
> > For example this is useful to iteratively move away from
> > commons-annotations, like we ban its AssertionFailure to favor usage
> > of a different AssertionFailure within Search:
> > -
> > But checkstyle isn't enough, I for one would love to ban auto-boxing
> > from our main code (it's ok in tests) as I'd rather the syntax call
> > explicit attention to it.
> > Sometimes it's dangerous for performance reasons, or because of other
> > subtle API compability reasons like the JBoss Logger upgrade.. but
> > checktyle can't do such things, you need to add additional tools to
> > the mix, like FindBugs.
> > Have a look at the above linked checkstyle.xml for more ideas, but
> > sometimes I feel we've been too strict as it does fire back on quick
> > prototyping: it's very annoying to have your build fail for a couple
> > of style errors when you're deep in debugging some functionality..
> > I'd rather stick to it though, as it can be disabled locally with
> > appropriate flags and there finally are no more delays in pull request
> > reviews because of whitespacing.
> > To make it slightly less annoying I've made a CheckStyle filter which
> > allows us to enforce some selected rules only on non-test code:
> > -
> > We could similarly extend it to enforce a package-info.java for all
> > non-test, non .impl packages?
> > One which I would strongly enforce is about having the right copyright
> > headers. For example I've seen various hibernate-infinispan classes
> > using a non-Hibernate template. The traditional header includes the
> > year, which was sometimes problematic (like you'd copy an header in a
> > new class and mark it with a 6 years old copyright); so now we're
> > using a simplified copyright template which is shorter and has no
> > mention years:
> > -
> > (according to legal that's good enough)
> > -- Sanne
> >> On 16 May 2015 at 00:19, Steve Ebersole <steve at hibernate.org> wrote:
> >> FYI : https://hibernate.atlassian.net/browse/HHH-9803
> >> Its not super high on my priority list, but I want to get to a point
> >> we can start to fail the build on "serious checkstyle regressions".
> >> of that is being more realistic with what is considered serious, and
> >> of that is fixing up code.
> >> For example, we have quite a few warnings about spaces rather than tabs
> >> indentation. That's a serious one to me. There are quite a few "unused
> >> import" warnings, again to me that's serious (it just looks sloppy).
> >> A few I have already disabled. Checking that there is a
> >> file for example. I'd love to make a requirement that all API and SPI
> >> packages have one. But as far as I know that detailing is not
> available in
> >> checkstyle, and I really dont overly care about package-info.java files
> >> internal packages.
> >> These are just a few examples. #909 (still running atm) is the first
> >> build with my preliminary work here. Let me know if there are any
> >> anyone feels strongly about in one bucket or another.
> >>  http://ci.hibernate.org/job/hibernate-orm-master-h2/909/
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