Re: [PATCH] apply: use strcmp(3) for comparing strings in gitdiff_verify_name()
- Date: Sat, 08 Jul 2017 13:08:23 +0200
- From: Andreas Schwab <schwab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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.
Andreas Schwab, schwab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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