Subject: Re: Adding strcasestr(3)
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Bang Jun-Young <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/04/2004 20:11:37
you wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 03, 2004 at 10:57:36PM +0000, Charles M. Hannum wrote:
> > It goes with strcasecmp(3).
> Ewww, thats a bad name too ;-)

But it's a property inherited from 4.4BSD.

Compatibility with other Unices is also important, considering that most 
open source applications are being written for Linux as the primary 
platform nowadays.

> Btw: strcasecmp(3) sounds like it is ignoring locales, while the code
> seems to do the right thing - maybe this should be worded slightly
> different.

I'm not quite sure on this. If you're concerned with locales, shouldn't you 
use wcs*(3) instead?