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Extra Clang Tools 14.0.0 (In-Progress) Release Notes
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Written by the `LLVM Team <>`_
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These are in-progress notes for the upcoming Extra Clang Tools 14 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 14.0.0. 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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the latest release, please see the `Clang Web Site <>`_ or
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main Clang web page, this document applies to the *next* release, not
the current one. To see the release notes for a specific release, please
see the `releases page <>`_.
What's New in Extra Clang Tools 14.0.0?
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.
Major New Features
Improvements to clangd
The improvements are...
Improvements to clang-doc
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Improvements to clang-query
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Improvements to clang-rename
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Improvements to clang-tidy
- Added support for globbing in `NOLINT*` expressions, to simplify suppressing
multiple warnings in the same line.
- Added support for `NOLINTBEGIN` ... `NOLINTEND` comments to suppress
Clang-Tidy warnings over multiple lines.
New checks
- New :doc:`abseil-cleanup-ctad
<clang-tidy/checks/abseil-cleanup-ctad>` check.
Suggests switching the initialization pattern of ``absl::Cleanup``
instances from the factory function to class template argument
deduction (CTAD), in C++17 and higher.
- New :doc:`bugprone-suspicious-memory-comparison
<clang-tidy/checks/bugprone-suspicious-memory-comparison>` check.
Finds potentially incorrect calls to ``memcmp()`` based on properties of the
- New :doc:`cppcoreguidelines-virtual-class-destructor
<clang-tidy/checks/cppcoreguidelines-virtual-class-destructor>` check.
Finds virtual classes whose destructor is neither public and virtual nor
protected and non-virtual.
- New :doc:`misc-misleading-identifier <clang-tidy/checks/misc-misleading-identifier>` check.
Reports identifier with unicode right-to-left characters.
- New :doc:`readability-container-data-pointer
<clang-tidy/checks/readability-container-data-pointer>` check.
Finds cases where code could use ``data()`` rather than the address of the
element at index 0 in a container.
- New :doc:`readability-identifier-length
<clang-tidy/checks/readability-identifier-length>` check.
Reports identifiers whose names are too short. Currently checks local
variables and function parameters only.
New check aliases
- New alias :doc:`cert-err33-c
<clang-tidy/checks/cert-err33-c>` to
<clang-tidy/checks/bugprone-unused-return-value>` was added.
- New alias :doc:`cert-exp42-c
<clang-tidy/checks/cert-exp42-c>` to
<clang-tidy/checks/bugprone-suspicious-memory-comparison>` was added.
- New alias :doc:`cert-flp37-c
<clang-tidy/checks/cert-flp37-c>` to
<clang-tidy/checks/bugprone-suspicious-memory-comparison>` was added.
Changes in existing checks
- Removed default setting ``cppcoreguidelines-explicit-virtual-functions.IgnoreDestructors = "true"``,
to match the current state of the C++ Core Guidelines.
- Updated :doc:`google-readability-casting
<clang-tidy/checks/google-readability-casting>` to diagnose and fix functional
casts, to achieve feature parity with the corresponding ```` check.
Removed checks
Improvements to include-fixer
The improvements are...
Improvements to clang-include-fixer
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Improvements to modularize
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Improvements to pp-trace
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Clang-tidy visual studio plugin