On 02/26/2014 05:46 PM, Faiz Kothari wrote:
> I am Faiz Kothari, I am a GSoC aspirant and want to contribute to git.
> I am submitting the patch in reponse to Microproject 1,
> rewrite git-compat-util.h:skip_prefix() as a loop.
> Signed-off-by: Faiz Kothari <faiz.of...@gmail.com>

The subject of your email plus the part above the "---" line will be
taken directly to be used as the commit message.  So it should not
include information that is inappropriate for a commit message.

You can put such information directly below the "---" line.

Please also see my comments below.

> ---
>  git-compat-util.h | 7 +++++--
>  1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/git-compat-util.h b/git-compat-util.h
> index cbd86c3..bb2582a 100644
> --- a/git-compat-util.h
> +++ b/git-compat-util.h
> @@ -357,8 +357,11 @@ extern int suffixcmp(const char *str, const char
> *suffix);
>  static inline const char *skip_prefix(const char *str, const char
> *prefix)

The line above seems to have been broken by your email program.  It is
important for efficiency reasons that patches be readable directly out
of emails (e.g., by using "git am").  Please practice by sending the
patch to yourself different ways until "git am" works on it correctly.

>  {
> -     size_t len = strlen(prefix);
> -     return strncmp(str, prefix, len) ? NULL : str + len;
> +     for (; ; str++, prefix++)
> +             if (!*prefix)
> +                     return str;//code same as strbuf.c:starts_with()

We don't use "//" for comments, and please space things out the way
other code does it.  But actually, IMO this particular comment doesn't
really belong permanently in the code.  It rather belongs in the commit
message, or in the discussion (under the "---"), or maybe it should be
taken as an indication of a deeper problem (see below).

> +             else if (*str != *prefix)
> +                     return NULL;
>  }
>  #if defined(NO_MMAP) || defined(USE_WIN32_MMAP)

The code itself looks correct.

But, considering your comment, would it be appropriate for one of the
functions to call the other?


Michael Haggerty
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