On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 03:03:46PM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> >> But only when someone compiles on MinGW, no?
> >
> > Yeah. I think a more clear way to phrase the question would be: is there
> > some trick we can use to booby-trap strcasecmp as a function pointer so
> > that it fails to compile even on systems where it would otherwise work?
> 
> That line of thought nudges us toward the place Linus explicitly
> said he didn't want to see us going, no?  We do not particularly
> want to care the exact nature of the breakage on MinGW.  Do we
> really want to set a booby-trap that intimately knows about how
> their strcasecmp is broken, and possibly cover breakages of the same
> kind but with other functions?

Exactly. You snipped my second paragraph, but the gist of it was "...and
no, we do not want to go there". Calling it a booby-trap was meant to be
derogatory. :)

-Peff
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