On Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 4:31 AM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> Jeff King <p...@peff.net> writes:
>>   /* here we care if we saw the prefix, as above */
>>   if (parse_prefix(foo, prefix, &the_rest))
>>       ...
>>   /*
>>    * and here we do not care, and just want to optionally strip the
>>    * prefix, and take the full value otherwise; we just have to ignore
>>    * the return value in this case.
>>    */
>>   parse_prefix(foo, prefix, &foo);
> Sounds fine.  I recall earlier somebody wanting to have a good name
> for this thing, and I think foo_gently is *not* it (the name is
> about adding a variant that does not die outright to foo that checks
> and dies if condition is not right).
>         starts_with(foo, prefix);
>         strip_prefix(foo, prefix, &foo);
> perhaps?

I still need consensus on the name here guys, parse_prefix.
remove_prefix or strip_prefix? If no other opinions i'll go with
strip_prefix (Jeff's comment before parse_prefix() also uses "strip")
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