Command processing

Trond Norbye Trond.Norbye at Sun.COM
Mon Mar 10 18:28:54 UTC 2008

On Mar 10, 2008, at 5:35 PM, Roy Lyseng wrote:
> marc at wrote:
>> Roy Lyseng wrote:
>> In reality, a full blown string compare is not even needed in this  
>> case.   One can loop through the command array comparing the first  
>> character only, then the second, etc. If the actual length of the  
>> command is stored in the array as well and the length of the  
>> requested command is done beforehand, one needs to at most only  
>> compare two characters and the length.   From a quick look only the  
>> get/gets commands both start with the same two characters -  
>> therefore the length must also be compared.   Otherwise the entire  
>> string in this particular case.
> Yes - and I guess strcmp() will bail out after the first non-match.

I don't _think_ that we will see much difference in the speed, but I  
think that it will make the source more readable :-)


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