Unleashing the Power of Clippy in Real-World Rust Projects

Li, Chunmiao; Yu, Yijun; Wu, Haitao; Carlig, Luca; Nie, Shijie and Jiang, Lingxiao (2024). Unleashing the Power of Clippy in Real-World Rust Projects. In: IEEE/ACM 46th International Conference on Software Engineering, 14-20 Apr 2024, Lisbon, Portugal.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3639478.3643096


In this work, we have conducted the first study of Clippy's impact to real-world Rust projects, unleashing the distribution of warnings and revealing user feedback to Clippy. As a result, we proposed three effective solutions to fix Clippy warnings that could not be automatically removed via its auto-fix functionality, which foster Clippy's wider adoption to enhance the safety and idiomaticity of Rust programs.

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With combination of three automated software engineering approaches, we are able to remove substantial warnings caused by the linter rules, and enhance the quality of Rust code.

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