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bug#8254: race condition in dired.c's scmp function

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: bug#8254: race condition in dired.c's scmp function
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 09:19:20 -0400

    I agree; and not only is it tedious, it's error-prone.  It's better
    to fix the macros so that there's no need to check, as follows.  While
    we're at it, we should simply get rid of the macros, by replacing
    every use of UPPERCASEP with uppercasep, etc.

I see that uppercasep uses inline.  That works fine in GCC, but does
it work in all compilers anyone wants to use?  If not, we should leave
them as macros.  These are used in some loops so their speed makes a

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
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