On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 1:49 AM, Jeff King <p...@peff.net> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 11:39:28AM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> The function takes two strings (pathname and basename) as if they
>> are independent strings, but in reality, the latter is always
>> pointing into a substring in the former.
>> Clarify this relationship by expressing the latter as an offset into
>> the former.
>> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com>
> This is a huge improvement in maintainability. My initial fix attempt
> was to just xstrdup() the strings (knowing that the performance would be
> horrible, but I was still investigating correctness issues at that
> point). And of course I ran into this same issue as I tried to make a
> copy of pathname.
> So even without the rest of the fix, this is definitely a good idea. :)

match_{base,path}name and their exclude callers do the same thing. I
guess I'm used to it and did not see the maintainability issue. Maybe
we should do the same there too.
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