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lib/strcase.c refactoring

From: Dan Fandrich <>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2016 19:48:16 +0100

The recent refactoring in strcase.c has a bit of a problem that's showing up in
Windows builds (/src/../lib/strcase.c:159:5: warning: 'curl_strequal'
redeclared without dllimport attribute: previous dllimport ignored). The issues
seems to stem from strcase.c exporting functions that are both public (i.e.
CURL_EXTERNAL) and part of the curlx interface, e.g. curlx_strcasecompare
a.k.a. curl_strequal. In Windows, this causes an issue since curl_strequal is
available in libcurl.dll AND it's defined in strcase.c which is included in
modules using curlx_strcasecompare, et. al.

If the curlx interface isn't expected to maintain API compatibility from
release to release, the easiest solution may be to simply drop
curlx_strcasecompare and curlx_strncasecompare from the curlx API altogether
and force users to the public curl functions curl_strequal and curl_strnequal

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