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Ensure source files in a cargo project do not contain
cargo install cargo-todox
To run on a cargo project in the current working directory:
This will list all (case insensitive) occurrences of the string
TODOX in the
project source files (taken from
git ls-files). It will succeed if and only if
there are no such occurrences.
Supported command line flags are:
cargo todox DIRECTORYto only check files in a specific directory.
cargo todox --output FILEto redirect the output to a file.
cargo todox --versionto report the version number.
cargo todox --helpto get a help message listing the options.
If you use
cargo make, here is one way to integrate
cargo todox into your
[tasks.todox] # ALLOW TODOX description = "Verify the code does not contain leftover TODOX." # ALLOW TODOX install_crate = "cargo-todox" # ALLOW TODOX command = "cargo" args = ["todox"] # ALLOW TODOX # Verify as part of `cargo make build-flow` and `cargo make ci-flow`. [tasks.pre-verify-project] dependencies = [..., "todox"] # ALLOW TODOX
To keep your code base clean, it can be helpful to fail the CI build when a pull
request contains leftover
TODOX issues. To achieve this, include
in your CI build steps. For example, a minimal Travis setup might look like
language: rust cache: cargo before_script: - which cargo-todox || cargo install cargo-todox # ALLOW TODOX script: - cargo todox # ALLOW TODOX - cargo build - cargo test
Note that using
cache: cargo is optional but highly recommended to speed up
TL;DR: It remembers for you the issues you need to fix before committing, allowing you to focus on the task at hand.
Note this is very different from tracking normal TODO issues, which should be handled in future commits.
This is similar to using
report_fixme = "Always" and using
It looks for the (case insensitive) string
TODOX, rather than the string
It looks everywhere in all source files, rather than only in comments in
It allows for exempting lines by saying
ALLOW TODOX(typically in a comment).
This allows using
todox as part of the name of a variable, inside comments,
.toml files, inside
.yaml files, in the
README files, etc.
You are working on some non-trivial issue, deep in focus. In the process, you make a temporary change to the code. You make a mental note that you should undo this before committing. Then you make another. You notice that the comment of the function you are changing is no longer up to date - in fact, you should also change the comment of a related class in a different module. You make a mental note to update both comments before you commit the code. You think it would be a good idea to add a new test case. You make a mental note to add it before you commit the code.
You finally get your code to run. The tests run too. It was a long day. You want to commit it. You just need to fix all these little messes you left behind first. There was this temporary change, or were there two? And some comments somewhere? You can't quite recall, you were deep in focus about the code at the time. It was a long day after all.
You are a conscientious, professional developer. You review
git diff before
you commit. It is long, since you changed the name of a function called in many
places. You locate and fix some issues. But you have this nagging feeling
there's something you forgot. You commit anyway, hoping that if you forgot
something, you'll remember it tomorrow. If only there was a better way...
You are working on some non-trivial issue, deep in focus. In the process, you
make a temporary change to the code. You name the temporary variable
and forget about it. Then you make another such change, you add a
// TODOX: Revert comment next to it and forget about it as well. You notice that the
comment of the function you are changing is no longer up to date - in fact, you
should also change the comment of a related class in a different module. You add
// TODOX: update comments in here and in X comment and forget about it. You
think it would be a good idea to add a new test case, you add a
// TODOX: Add test case for Y comment anywhere in the code and forget about it as well.
You finally get your code to run. The tests run too. It was a long day. You want
to commit it. You just need to fix all these little messes you left behind. You
cargo todox and get a list of all the issues. You work through them one by
one, either fixing them, or open an issue for fixing them in a later commit. You
commit the code, and go to sleep with a clear conscience. Tomorrow will be a
brand new day.
If, for some reason, you must leave a
TODOX in your code, include the
ALLOW TODOX in the same line (probably in a comment). This will
cargo todox to ignore the use of
TODOX in this line.
cargo-todox is distributed under the GNU General Public License (Version 3.0).
See the LICENSE for details.