Status: In Progress
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While cpplint has been a useful tool as a C++ linter for quite some time,
It carries limitations since it does its best without actually parsing C++.
ClangTidy is a clang tool that is based
off of Clang, and has the advantage that it has access to a full AST.
There are many checks that come built-in with clang-tidy which are very useful,
but we can extend it to fit Mesos coding style and patterns as well.
The initial phase of the project will be to create a basis with which to leverage
the existing checks as applicable to Mesos, then to create a scaffolding to add
custom checks, and ways to integrate the custom checks to infrastructure such
as Mesos ReviewBot, or Apache CI.
I've done some preliminary, experimental work for this for a Hackathon project
and have given a presentation