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




René Scharfe <l.s.r@xxxxxx> writes:

> Am 08.07.2017 um 13:08 schrieb Ramsay Jones:
>> On 08/07/17 09:58, René Scharfe 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.
>>
>> I had to read this twice, along with the patch text, before this
>> made any sense. ;-) The missing information being that 'another'
>> was the name of the string variable that we were potentially
>> 'running over the end of'.
>
> Yeah, sorry, encasing that unusual variable name in quotes would
> probably have helped.

What makes it even more confusing is that the variable with the
problematic name is referred to as "it" in the last part of the
description--- the second occurrence of 'another' is actually not
referring to that variable but yet another string that is being
compared with it ;-)