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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: httpd-2.0/server/mpm/prefork prefork.c
Date Mon, 08 Jan 2001 23:36:19 GMT
Greg Stein wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 08, 2001 at 08:01:35AM -0500, Jeff Trawick wrote:
> > writes:
> >...
> > > Can we change the strcmp to a memcmp, since we know that these are static
> > > strings?
> >
> > Is there a compiler which is known to generate worse code for strcmp()
> > than for memcmp() in this case?
> It isn't so much the compiler, as just the actual semantics of the two
> functions. strcmp() copies until it reaches a null-term, which means it must
> be checking the bytes for a null-term. memcmp() just copies regardless.

I just said the same thing, but it seems not to have arrived yet.
Anyway, mere moments after hitting the send button I realised this ain't
true if one of the arguments is a fixed string - then you (and the
compiler) can use memcmp instead. Whether this means the code will be
the same for strcmp depends on whether memcmp is actually better than




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