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From: Gennadiy Rozental (gennadiy.rozental_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-20 17:05:15

> 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 compatibility.
> Markus

In majority of the cases when user is comparing two character pointers he
need namely "string comparison". Requiring to cast both sides to std::string
is a big burden IMO. So I would choose solution 2.


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