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Re: [patch] ask for username if getting UID fails

From: SteveKing <steveking_at_gmx.ch>
Date: 2003-05-16 08:05:20 CEST

----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Hudson" <ghudson@MIT.EDU>

> getuid() will never fail on Unix. So worrying about that case is a dumb
> reason to object to this patch. If by some weird offchance it ever does
> happen, there's no reason Subversion should take responsibility for
> reporting it to the user.
> getpwuid() of the result could fail. That's an error, but not a
> terribly serious one. Again, there's no reason Subversion shouldn't
> fall back to asking for a username in this case; we are a version
> control system, not a system diagnostic tool.

That's exactly what I was thinking.


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