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no-warning-comments to match on whole words only #1709

spadgos opened this issue Jan 24, 2015 · 2 comments


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commented Jan 24, 2015

The no-warning-comments rule just does an indexOf check to find the specified terms in the comments, which means it matches on parts of words. This isn't such a problem for terms such as "todo", "fixme", etc, but if you want to use other words in there, then you can get a lot of false positives. For example, the term "he" is found in "the". Surrounding the term with spaces doesn't help either, since it might be followed by punctuation.

My proposal: change the check to use word boundaries around each of the terms. In essence, this would make this change:

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commented Jan 24, 2015

Sounds like a good idea.


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@nzakas nzakas closed this in 9185bf3 Jan 24, 2015

nzakas added a commit that referenced this issue Jan 24, 2015

Merge pull request #1710 from spadgos/whole-word-matches
Update: no-warning-comments matches on whole word only (fixes #1709)

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