Change install_branch_config() to use skip_prefix() and make it conform to the 
usage of previous starts_with(). This is because the proper usage of 
skip_prefix() overrides the functionality of starts_with(). Thorough 
replacements may finally remove the starts_with() function and reduce  code 

Signed-off-by: Guanglin Xu <>
 branch.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/branch.c b/branch.c
index 723a36b..ca4e824 100644
--- a/branch.c
+++ b/branch.c
@@ -50,7 +50,7 @@ static int should_setup_rebase(const char *origin)
 void install_branch_config(int flag, const char *local, const char *origin, 
const char *remote)
        const char *shortname = remote + 11;
-       int remote_is_branch = starts_with(remote, "refs/heads/");
+       int remote_is_branch = (NULL != skip_prefix(remote ,"refs/heads/"));
        struct strbuf key = STRBUF_INIT;
        int rebasing = should_setup_rebase(origin);

I am Guanglin Xu. I plan to apply for GSoC 2014.

This patch is in accordance with the idea#2 of GSoC2014 Microproject. Any 
comments are welcomed.
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