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[Option] For typo '-foo', suggest '--foo'

Authored by modocache on Jan 9 2018, 10:50 AM.


Summary introduced the OptTable::findNearest
method, to find the closest edit distance option for a given string.
However, the implementation contained a bug: for a typo -foo with an
edit distance of 1 away from a valid option --foo, findNearest
would suggest a nearby option of foo. That is, the result would not
include the -- prefix, and so was not a valid option.

Fix the bug by ensuring that the prefix string is initialized to one of
the valid prefixes for the option.

Test Plan: check-llvm-unit

Event Timeline

modocache created this revision.Jan 9 2018, 10:50 AM
This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Jan 9 2018, 10:54 AM
modocache closed this revision.Jan 9 2018, 11:39 AM

Great, thanks for the quick review, @jroelofs!

thakis added inline comments.

This relies on '--' being later in Prefixes than '-'. If '--' is Prefixes[0] is -- and then Prefixes[1] is -, then Option.startswith (Prefixes[1]) is true and we switch from -- to - for flags that start with --.

And -- being later in Prefixes isn't guaranteed.

thakis added inline comments.May 11 2018, 8:43 PM

(A fix for this is at