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checkpatch: fix $Float creation of match variables

Commit 74349bc ("checkpatch: add support for floating point
constants") added an unnecessary match variable that caused tests that
used a $Constant or $LvalOrFunc to have one too many matches.

This causes problems with usleep_range, min/max and other extended

Avoid using match variables in $Float.
Avoid using match variables in $Assignment too.

Signed-off-by: Joe Perches <>
Cc: Andy Whitcroft <>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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JoePerches authored and torvalds committed Feb 4, 2013
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  1. +5 −5 scripts/
@@ -230,12 +230,12 @@ sub help {
our $Member = qr{->$Ident|\.$Ident|\[[^]]*\]};
our $Lval = qr{$Ident(?:$Member)*};
-our $Float_hex = qr{(?i:0x[0-9a-f]+p-?[0-9]+[fl]?)};
-our $Float_dec = qr{(?i:((?:[0-9]+\.[0-9]*|[0-9]*\.[0-9]+)(?:e-?[0-9]+)?[fl]?))};
-our $Float_int = qr{(?i:[0-9]+e-?[0-9]+[fl]?)};
+our $Float_hex = qr{(?i)0x[0-9a-f]+p-?[0-9]+[fl]?};
+our $Float_dec = qr{(?i)(?:[0-9]+\.[0-9]*|[0-9]*\.[0-9]+)(?:e-?[0-9]+)?[fl]?};
+our $Float_int = qr{(?i)[0-9]+e-?[0-9]+[fl]?};
our $Float = qr{$Float_hex|$Float_dec|$Float_int};
-our $Constant = qr{(?:$Float|(?i:(?:0x[0-9a-f]+|[0-9]+)[ul]*))};
-our $Assignment = qr{(?:\*\=|/=|%=|\+=|-=|<<=|>>=|&=|\^=|\|=|=)};
+our $Constant = qr{$Float|(?i)(?:0x[0-9a-f]+|[0-9]+)[ul]*};
+our $Assignment = qr{\*\=|/=|%=|\+=|-=|<<=|>>=|&=|\^=|\|=|=};
our $Compare = qr{<=|>=|==|!=|<|>};
our $Operators = qr{

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