On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 1:12 AM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com> 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.

Ok, I will have a look.

>> 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).
> Interesting.

Yeah, but I will pass on this one.

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