From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-20 10:51:53
Markus Schöpflin <markus.schoepflin_at_[hidden]> writes:
> 1. Just document it. Not so good, IMHO.
> 2. Document the special case and add a check for NULL pointers before calling strcmp().
> 3. Remove the special case alltogether. After all, I might want to
> check that the pointers are equal and not the string they point
> to. This might be the best solution, but breaks backward
I vote for #3, strongly. It's too capricious and inconsistent
otherwise, and might make the check useless in generic code. The user
can always convert to std::string if he wants the other check.
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