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Re: core dump with svn r6178

From: Kevin Pilch-Bisson <kevin_at_pilchie.homeip.net>
Date: 2003-06-20 01:20:47 CEST

On Thu, Jun 19, 2003 at 10:58:15PM -0400, Brandon Ehle wrote:
> >
> >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
> >does.
> >
> >
> 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.
Hmm, this conversation has made me wonder what collab.net needs to do in order
to get Watson reports for svn reported to them. I know its possible, but I
don't know what the procedure is.

I'll try to look into it.

Kevin Pilch-Bisson                    http://www.pilch-bisson.net
     "Historically speaking, the presences of wheels in Unix
     has never precluded their reinvention." - Larry Wall
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