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Re: [PATCH] msvc: Directly use MS version (_stricmp) of strcasecmp




On Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 10:02:02PM +0100, Sven Strickroth wrote:

> This also removes an implicit conversion from size_t (unsigned) to int (signed).
> 
> _stricmp as well as _strnicmp are both available since VS2012.

Once upon a time we had problems with taking a function pointer of
strcasecmp (to use as a comparator with string_list), so I wondered if
that might be part of why it's defined the way it is.

But the current definition is already inline:

> -
> -static __inline int strcasecmp (const char *s1, const char *s2)
> -{
> -       int size1 = strlen(s1);
> -       int sisz2 = strlen(s2);
> -       return _strnicmp(s1, s2, sisz2 > size1 ? sisz2 : size1);
> -}
> +#define strcasecmp   _stricmp

And it seems we worked around this in de2f95ebed (mailmap: work around
implementations with pure inline strcasecmp, 2013-09-12). So I don't
think there is any blocker there.

(Though of course I have no idea on other portability questions around
_stricmp(); I'll leave that for Windows folks).

-Peff