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Re: [PATCH] First cut at 1954 solution

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-12-07 03:40:43 CET

"C. Michael Pilato" <cmpilato@collab.net> writes:
> I'm a big fan of APIs that list every return value, but haven't the
> time or energy to retroactively do this for Subversion. That said,
> we are pretty good about listing return codes that we anticipate
> callers explicitly testing for. I anticipate callers testing the
> return value of this function (beyond just "is errorful").

We also have a policy of documenting any error codes that callers test

That is, if function A calls function B, and B can return a variety of
errors, and A tests for some of those errors, then B documents at
least those specific error codes and the circumstances under which
they can be returned.


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