Jonathan Nieder <> writes:

>> The old name followed the pattern anything-cmp(), which suggests
>> a general comparison function suitable for e.g. sorting objects.
>> But this was not the case for suffixcmp().
> It's not clear to me that prefixcmp() is usable for sorting objects,
> either.  Shouldn't it get the same treatment?

Sounds like a plan for a good follow-up series.

> If some day we invent a type for 4-byte-aligned object names, it might
> make sense to do something similar to hashcmp, distinguishing between
> hashcmp for use where ordering is important and something like hash_eq
> when checking for equality (since I suspect the latter can be made
> faster).

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