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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Olga Telezhnaya <olyatelezhnaya@gmail.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 2/5] ref-filter: add return value && strbuf to handlers
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:24:09 -0700
Message-ID: <xmqqbmfjvpgm.fsf@gitster-ct.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <010201623e59448f-2db7a920-fe77-481a-b105-de6bbff253eb-000000@eu-west-1.amazonses.com>

Olga Telezhnaya <olyatelezhnaya@gmail.com> writes:

> Continue removing any printing from ref-filter formatting logic,
> so that it could be more general.

"more general" sounds overly broad.  Is this to avoid calling die()
so that the caller can decide what error messages it wants to give,
abort operation or not, etc.?  From a quick scan of the patch, I
have a feeling that "any printing" is not the problem you are
solving (calling die() is).

> Change the signature of handlers by adding return value
> and strbuf parameter for errors.

Could you explain what the "return value" means?  We can see from
the patch that the function signature is being changed by the patch.
What needs human explanation is why and what the values mean,
e.g. "to allow the caller to notice an error, the function returns 0
upon success and non-0 upon failure, and an error message is
appended to the strbuf *err" (don't pay too much attention to "0" or
"non-0" in this example, as I do not know what you chose to assign
the return values to signal what to the callers; this is merely to
illustrate the degree of details I would expect).

Thanks.

  reply index

Thread overview: 53+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-03-13 10:16 [RFC 1/4] ref-filter: start adding strbufs with errors Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-13 10:16 ` [RFC 2/4] ref-filter: add return value && strbuf to handlers Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-13 19:13   ` Martin Ågren
2018-03-13 10:16 ` [RFC 3/4] ref-filter: change parsing function error handling Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-13 19:18   ` Martin Ågren
2018-03-14 13:36     ` Оля Тележная
2018-03-13 10:16 ` [RFC 4/4] ref-filter: add return value to parsers Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-13 19:12 ` [RFC 1/4] ref-filter: start adding strbufs with errors Martin Ågren
2018-03-14 13:30   ` Оля Тележная
2018-03-14 19:04 ` [PATCH v2 1/5] " Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-14 19:04   ` [PATCH v2 2/5] ref-filter: add return value && strbuf to handlers Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-14 19:04   ` [PATCH v2 3/5] ref-filter: change parsing function error handling Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-15 22:48     ` Junio C Hamano
2018-03-16  7:22       ` Оля Тележная
2018-03-14 19:04   ` [PATCH v2 5/5] ref-filter: get_ref_atom_value() " Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-15 20:47     ` Martin Ågren
2018-03-15 21:01       ` Eric Sunshine
2018-03-16  7:20         ` Оля Тележная
2018-03-15 21:05       ` Junio C Hamano
2018-03-16  7:17       ` Оля Тележная
2018-03-14 19:04   ` [PATCH v2 4/5] ref-filter: add return value to parsers Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-19 13:01   ` [PATCH v3 1/5] ref-filter: start adding strbufs with errors Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-19 13:01     ` [PATCH v3 3/5] ref-filter: change parsing function error handling Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-19 19:41       ` Junio C Hamano
2018-03-19 13:01     ` [PATCH v3 5/5] ref-filter: get_ref_atom_value() " Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-19 13:01     ` [PATCH v3 2/5] ref-filter: add return value && strbuf to handlers Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-19 19:24       ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2018-03-19 13:01     ` [PATCH v3 4/5] ref-filter: add return value to parsers Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-20 16:05     ` [PATCH v4 1/5] ref-filter: start adding strbufs with errors Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-20 16:05       ` [PATCH v4 5/5] ref-filter: get_ref_atom_value() error handling Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-20 18:19         ` Eric Sunshine
2018-03-20 22:30           ` Junio C Hamano
2018-03-20 22:50             ` Eric Sunshine
2018-03-21 19:30               ` Junio C Hamano
2018-03-21 19:58                 ` Eric Sunshine
2018-03-20 16:05       ` [PATCH v4 4/5] ref-filter: add return value to parsers Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-20 16:05       ` [PATCH v4 3/5] ref-filter: change parsing function error handling Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-20 16:05       ` [PATCH v4 2/5] ref-filter: add return value && strbuf to handlers Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-20 18:18         ` Eric Sunshine
2018-03-21 18:28       ` [PATCH v5 1/6] strbuf: add shortcut to work with error messages Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-21 18:28         ` [PATCH v5 6/6] ref-filter: libify get_ref_atom_value() Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-21 18:28         ` [PATCH v5 2/6] ref-filter: start adding strbufs with errors Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-21 18:28         ` [PATCH v5 4/6] ref-filter: change parsing function error handling Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-21 20:36           ` Junio C Hamano
2018-03-23  6:56             ` Оля Тележная
2018-03-21 18:28         ` [PATCH v5 5/6] ref-filter: add return value to parsers Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-21 18:28         ` [PATCH v5 3/6] ref-filter: add return value && strbuf to handlers Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-21 20:20         ` [PATCH v5 1/6] strbuf: add shortcut to work with error messages Junio C Hamano
2018-03-23  6:48           ` Оля Тележная
2018-03-29 12:49         ` [PATCH v6 1/6] ref-filter: add shortcut to work with strbufs Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-29 12:49           ` [PATCH v6 5/6] ref-filter: add return value to parsers Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-29 12:49           ` [PATCH v6 2/6] ref-filter: start adding strbufs with errors Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-29 12:49           ` [PATCH v6 6/6] ref-filter: libify get_ref_atom_value() Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-29 12:49           ` [PATCH v6 4/6] ref-filter: change parsing function error handling Olga Telezhnaya
2018-03-29 12:49           ` [PATCH v6 3/6] ref-filter: add return value && strbuf to handlers Olga Telezhnaya

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