Finds redundant variable and function declarations.
extern int X; extern int X;
extern int X;
Such redundant declarations can be removed without changing program behaviour. They can for instance be unintentional left overs from previous refactorings when code has been moved around. Having redundant declarations could in worst case mean that there are typos in the code that cause bugs.
Normally the code can be automatically fixed, clang-tidy can remove the second declaration. However there are 2 cases when you need to fix the code manually:
When the declarations are in different header files;
When multiple variables are declared together.