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Re: svn commit: r1101918 - in /subversion/trunk/subversion/libsvn_ra_serf: locks.c update.c util.c

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_e-reka.si>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 22:15:58 +0200

On 11.05.2011 22:11, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Greg Stein wrote on Wed, May 11, 2011 at 15:35:19 -0400:
>> On May 11, 2011 2:05 PM, "C. Michael Pilato" <cmpilato_at_collab.net> wrote:
>>> On 05/11/2011 12:00 PM, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
>>> ...
>>>> When wrapping apr_status_t's returned by serf, shouldn't we decorate
>>>> them in some way so that code that interprets them knows to look them up
>>>> in serf.h:SERF_ERROR_* rather than in svn_error_codes.h ?
>>>> Not sure, perhaps a wrapper err->apr_err link that signals to
>>>> subr/error.c to call into serf to stringify the child link...?
>>> I'm actually not sure that Serf even provides a stringification function
>> at
>>> all.
>> Good idea. I can fix that.
>>> svn_error_wrap_apr() will use 'status' as the err->apr_err value, but
>>> will call APR's stringification function which, I would expect, would just
>>> drop some generic string in place (since the Serf error code range is
>>> outside of APR's own). Of course, there's no guarantee that Subversion's
>>> and Serf's error code ranges won't overlap,
>> You have a guarantee :-)
> Since svn_error_t.apr_err may contain either an svn error code or a serf
> error code, do we care to have an API that tells people which one it is?
> Use case: API consumers who don't log err->message and want to
> call svn_strerror(err->apr_err).

It would be much better if the interface code converted Serf error codes
to an interval that does not conflict with either APR or Subverison
codes. Otherwise you'll never see the end of hacking special-case error
normalization APIs every time we happen to start using another library
that works on top of APR.

(It doesn't help that APR does a poor job of aiding code-space
reservation, but crying over spilt milk won't solve the problem at hand.)

-- Brane
Received on 2011-05-11 22:16:28 CEST

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