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Re: [PATCH] apply: use strcmp(3) for comparing strings in gitdiff_verify_name()

On Jul 08 2017, René Scharfe <l.s.r@xxxxxx> wrote:

> Avoid running over the end of another -- a C string whose length we
> don't know -- by using strcmp(3) instead of memcmp(3) for comparing it
> with another C string.

That's not a good justification for the change, since memcmp never reads
past the differing characters.


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