Jonathan Nieder | 12 Sep 23:31 2013

Re: [PATCH] git-compat-util: Avoid strcasecmp() being inlined

Sebastian Schuberth wrote:

> And that's exactly what defining __NO_INLINE__ does. Granted, defining
> __NO_INLINE__ in the scope of string.h will also add a "#define
> strcasecmp _stricmp"; but despite it's name, defining __NO_INLINE__
> does not imply a performance hit due to functions not being inlined
> because it's just the "strncasecmp" wrapper around "_strnicmp" that's
> being inlined, not "_strnicmp" itself.

What I don't understand is why the header doesn't use "static inline"
instead of "extern inline".  The former would seem to be better in
every way for this particular use case.

See also <>, section
"GNU C inline rules".