Duy Nguyen <pclo...@gmail.com> writes:

> 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")

Yup, that comment is where I took "strip" from.  When you name your
thing as "X", using too generic a word "X", and then need to explain
what "X" does using a bit more specific word "Y", you are often
better off naming it after "Y".
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