TODO and FIXME comments are typically intended to be short-lived; they are placeholders and reminders that programmers leave for themselves.
Unfortunately, even with the best of intentions, those comments are not always acted on and removed in a timely manner. Thus, they can become
mysterious, lingering cruft in a code base, reducing both readability and understand-ability.
This rule flags all FIXME and TODO comments that do not have an attribution matching the specified regular expression immediately after the FIXME
or TODO. Ideally, such comments will also contain information about what needs to be fixed or done, but this rule does not enforce that.
Noncompliant Code Example
Using the default regular expression:
[ ]*\([ _a-zA-Z0-9@.]+\):
// TODO(ganncamp) per the business partners, more checks needed