Matthieu Moy <matthieu....@grenoble-inp.fr> writes:

> Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:
>
>> *1* We have safe_create_leading_directories_const() that works
>> around this for input parameter around its _const less counterpart,
>> which is ugly but livable solution.
>
> I think it would actually be a reasonable solution to avoid casting here
> and there on the caller side.

"Ugly" primarily refers to the fact that we are forced to do this in
the first place by the language.  I agree with you, especially if we
have very many call sites, and I suspect config-get-string actually
would.

> Another option would be to _return_ a non-const char * instead of
> outputing it as a by-address parameter.

Here, too, I agree that it is the most C-ish interface.
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