On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 10:48:17AM -0700, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> >> On 2014-06-17 09.34, Jeremiah Mahler wrote:
> >>> Also, strnncmp() was switched from using memcmp() to strncmp()
> >>> internally to make it clear that this is meant for strings, not
> >>> general buffers.
> Why shouldn't I want to use this helper on arbitrary data? One of the
> advantages of other helpers in git that take a pointer and a length
> (e.g., the strbuf library) are that they are 8-bit clean and can work
> on binary data when it's useful.
Yes, along with the performance of strncmp() being worse than memcmp(),
and Junios explanation of "counted strings", I think this was a bad idea.
I will switch back to the memcmp() version.
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