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From: Stefan Beller <sbeller@google.com>
To: Brandon Williams <bmwill@google.com>
Cc: Duy Nguyen <pclouds@gmail.com>, Antonio Ospite <ao2@ao2.it>,
	git <git@vger.kernel.org>, Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 02/11] repository: introduce repo_read_index_or_die
Date: Mon, 21 May 2018 12:27:04 -0700
Message-ID: <CAGZ79kZ0TBzDMqpim1Wtr9QtF2OtskE=nRPx2Nj+rwyT8HMqTw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180521185040.GA125693@google.com>

Hi Brandon,

>> One of the reviewers of the series questioned the overall goal of the
>> series as we want to move away from _die() in top level code but this
>> series moves more towards it.
>
> I've heard every once in a while that we want to move toward this but I
> don't believe there is an actual effort along those lines just yet.  For
> that to be the case we would need a clearly defined error handling
> methodology (aside from the existing "die"ing behavior), which we don't
> currently have.

We have the example in the refs code, which I would want to
imitate. :)

/*
 * Return 0 if a reference named refname could be created without
 * conflicting with the name of an existing reference. Otherwise,
 * return a negative value and write an explanation to err. [...]
 */

int refs_verify_refname_available(struct ref_store *refs, ...
    struct strbuf *err);

extern int refs_init_db(struct strbuf *err);

But it is true that there is no active effort currently being pushed.

Thanks,
Stefan

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Thread overview: 38+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-05-15  1:04 [PATCH] grep: handle corrupt index files early Stefan Beller
2018-05-15 12:18 ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-05-15 13:13 ` Duy Nguyen
2018-05-15 16:44   ` Stefan Beller
2018-05-16 15:24     ` Duy Nguyen
2018-05-16 22:21       ` [PATCH 00/11] Stefan Beller
2018-05-16 22:21         ` [PATCH 01/11] grep: handle corrupt index files early Stefan Beller
2018-05-16 22:21         ` [PATCH 02/11] repository: introduce repo_read_index_or_die Stefan Beller
2018-05-19  6:37           ` Duy Nguyen
2018-05-21 18:38             ` Stefan Beller
2018-05-21 18:50               ` Brandon Williams
2018-05-21 19:27                 ` Stefan Beller [this message]
2018-05-22 15:13                   ` Duy Nguyen
2018-05-22 17:49           ` Why do we have both x*() and *_or_die() for "do or die"? Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-05-22 17:55             ` Duy Nguyen
2018-05-22 18:38               ` Jonathan Nieder
2018-05-22 18:04             ` Stefan Beller
2018-05-23  3:19             ` Junio C Hamano
2018-05-16 22:21         ` [PATCH 03/11] builtin/grep: use repo_read_index_or_die Stefan Beller
2018-05-16 22:21         ` [PATCH 04/11] submodule: " Stefan Beller
2018-05-16 22:21         ` [PATCH 05/11] builtin/ls-files: " Stefan Beller
2018-05-16 22:21         ` [PATCH 06/11] read_cache: use repo_read_index_or_die with different error messages Stefan Beller
2018-05-16 22:21         ` [PATCH 07/11] rerere: use repo_read_index_or_die Stefan Beller
2018-05-20 17:45           ` Thomas Gummerer
2018-05-21 18:46             ` Stefan Beller
2018-05-16 22:21         ` [PATCH 08/11] check-attr: switch to repo_read_index_or_die Stefan Beller
2018-05-16 22:21         ` [PATCH 09/11] checkout-index: switch to repo_read_index Stefan Beller
2018-05-16 22:21         ` [PATCH 10/11] test helpers: switch to repo_read_index_or_die Stefan Beller
2018-05-16 22:21         ` [PATCH 11/11] read_cache: convert most calls " Stefan Beller
2018-05-16 22:27           ` Brandon Williams
2018-05-19  6:55             ` Duy Nguyen
2018-05-19  6:54           ` Duy Nguyen
2018-05-19  6:57         ` [PATCH 00/11] Duy Nguyen
2018-05-17  1:36       ` [PATCH] grep: handle corrupt index files early Junio C Hamano
2018-05-17 17:21         ` Stefan Beller
2018-05-17 22:57           ` Junio C Hamano
2018-05-15 17:01 ` Brandon Williams
2018-05-15 23:58 ` Junio C Hamano

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