patch to clean out savestring, copystr, mybzero and mybcopy
Jeffrey A Law
Tue Jan 12 00:26:00 GMT 1999
In message < 199901120135.RAA14492@cygnus.com >you write:
> > This patch cleans out some uses of savestring, copystr, mybzero
> > and mybcopy, it instead uses xstrdup, or bzero/bcopy. Okay to install?
> While one can argue for using bzero vs memset,
> I think bcopy should be replaced by memmove/memcpy, in all code
> that runs on the "host", since we have the appropriate autoconf
I'm not aware of any special advantage of memset over bzero. The compiler
knows how to suitably optimize both. Systems where the mem* functions are
orders of magnitude slower than the b* functions are probably long gone.
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