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Re: core dump with svn r6178

From: Brandon Ehle <azverkan_at_yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-06-20 04:58:15 CEST

>Different projects have different conventions for this. In
>Subversion, we seem to have decided that it's okay for code to seg
>fault in "can't happen" situations, because if the can't-happen ever
>*does* happen, it's a bug we must fix anyway :-). A verbose error and
>exit would only be marginally friendlier to the user -- it wouldn't
>really get them any closer to a completed operation than the seg fault
The only problem with a seg fault is that many users won't be running on
OS's that generate core dumps and don't have the time or resources to
track down an "Exception Occured at 0xABACADBA", but they could easily
cut and paste a verbose error message into an email pretty easily.

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Received on Fri Jun 20 07:57:28 2003

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