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-rw-r--r--object.c11
1 files changed, 9 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/object.c b/object.c
index a16b9f9..aedac24 100644
--- a/object.c
+++ b/object.c
@@ -33,13 +33,20 @@ const char *typename(unsigned int type)
return object_type_strings[type];
}
-int type_from_string(const char *str)
+int type_from_string_gently(const char *str, ssize_t len, int gentle)
{
int i;
+ if (len < 0)
+ len = strlen(str);
+
for (i = 1; i < ARRAY_SIZE(object_type_strings); i++)
- if (!strcmp(str, object_type_strings[i]))
+ if (!strncmp(str, object_type_strings[i], len))
return i;
+
+ if (gentle)
+ return -1;
+
die("invalid object type \"%s\"", str);
}