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Re: Fwd: [Issue 2399] svn_ra_stat returning error for non-existent path instead of NULL dirent_t*

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2005-09-13 10:49:07 CEST

On Tue, 13 Sep 2005, William Ferguson wrote:

> > An alternative that springs to my mind is to just
> > catch this error in your
> > application and handle it.
> Sure. And that's the hack I am using at the moment.
> But it means that for each call to svn_ra_stat I now
> need to check the result and try to guess whether
> a) there really is a problem trying to service the
> request.
> b) the node just doesn't exist.
Why can't you just check for the specific error?

I agree that this is orthogonal to the semantic discussion about when a
path is considered not to exist, but I don't understand why you can't get
what you want today.

FWIW, I think that both interpertations of what "does not exist" means
could be reasonable. It's just that we've chosen one of them.


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