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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] linux/string.h: Introduce streq macro.
    On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 2:07 PM, Steven Rostedt <> wrote:
    > On Wed, 2011-04-27 at 17:46 +0100, Al Viro wrote:
    >> On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 03:49:49PM -0300, Thiago Farina wrote:
    >> > This macro is arguably more readable than its variants:
    >> > - !strcmp(a, b)
    >> > - strcmp(a, b) == 0
    >> Strongly NACKed.  As far as I'm concerned, it's in the same shitbucket as
    >> bcopy(3), bzero(3)  Use idiomatic C; extensions of that kind are
    >> *bad*, since new developers have to learn them.
    > What developer has to really learn streq()?
    Yeah, I'm not understanding why they can understand !strcmp(a,b) but
    not streq ;)

    Also, I know it doesn't matter but we already have one definition of
    streq on scripts/dtc/dtc.h

    > I mean it is pretty obvious to what it does, as suppose to what bzero and bcopy do. A quick google
    > on "streq" brings up lots of matches of people who already do this.
    > Actually, some have "optimized" it with:
    > #define streq(a, b) (*(a) == *(b) && strcmp(a, b) == 0)
    > As it fails out if the first character does not match (likely the case
    > if strings do not match) before it calls the strcmp function.
    > -- Steve
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