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SubjectRe: [PATCH] linux/string.h: Introduce streq macro.
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On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 6:46 PM, Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> wrote:
> That's the whole fucking _point_; adding random extensions to the language
> leads to the place where Pascal and LISP are and it's not pretty.  Each
> might make sense taken separately (hell, bzero(3) would prevent real, honest
> to Cthulhu bugs - it's memset(p, 0, n) and we had memset-with-swapped-arguments
> bugs fairly often and yes, in our tree most of memset() callers do pass '\0'
> as the second argument).  Pile enough of those together and you've got yourself
> a dialect only you understand.  _Bad_ idea, since the next thing that happens
> is different dialects in different parts of tree.  And the end of non-incestous
> code review and fixes.  I've seen it first-hand (OK, second - I had enough
> sense to stay out of that particular clusterfuck) on Algol 68 codebase.  I
> *really*, *really* do not want to see anything similar ever again.  Especially
> on projects I can't just piss upon and walk away from.  The fact that in C
> you *can* extend the language that way doesn't make it a good idea.
>
> While we are at it, strcmp() is, indeed, a part of the language.

Part of the C standard library you mean, no?

> See
> section 7.21.4.2 in C99.
>
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