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Re: crash when fetching status

From: Will Dean <svn_at_indcomp.co.uk>
Date: 2004-11-05 17:07:17 CET

"Folker Schamel" <schamel23@spinor.com> wrote in message
news:418B8F54.7040300@spinor.com...

> I don't see how fixing the crash itself as suggested by Steve or Julian
> does have bad consequences for the long term.

The argument is that it makes the repro scenario harder to identify in the
future.

> You still can - and have to! - find the real underlaying bug.

Yes, but it might well be harder to do so.

> You want this Windows OS crash to continue happening
> as motivation / reminder for finding the underlaying bug?
>
> My impression is that Unix/Linux users are not aware
> what a Windows Explorer crash means.

My impression is that the implications of an access violation in a library a
shell extension uses are being overstated.

All the NT family of OS's recover fine from crashing Explorer.
Some versions of Explorer have wrapped calls to shell extensions in
structured exception handlers. There is no reason why TSVN can't make SVN
calls from inside an SEH handler and deal with exceptions in that way.

And yes, I do know something about how TSVN works...

Will

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