Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:

> Christian Couder <chrisc...@tuxfamily.org> writes:
>> Yeah, but it seems a bit wasteful to allocate memory for a new string,
>> then downcase it, then compare it with strcmp() and then free it,
>> instead of just using strcasecmp() on the original string.
> I wasn't looking at the caller (and I haven't).  I agree that, if
> you have to compare case-insensitive user input against known set of
> tokens, using strcasecmp() would be saner than making a downcased
> copy and the set of known tokens.  I do not know however you want to
> compare in a case-insensitive way in your application, though.

It appears that one place this "lowercase" is used is to allow
rAnDOm casing in the configuration file, e.g.

        [trailer "Signed-off-by"]
                where = AfTEr

which I find is totally unnecessary.  Do we churn code to accept
such a nonsense input in other places?
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