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Re: svn_error_symbolic_name

From: Ivan Zhakov <ivan_at_visualsvn.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2013 00:16:40 +0400

On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 8:27 PM, Daniel Shahaf <danielsh_at_elego.de> wrote:
> Prompted by Julian's review of this freshly-minted public API on IRC:
> 1. Question to API consumers (eg, client developers): would you find
> this API useful? For reference, the current docstring is attached.
I think it *may be* useful for our client for diagnostic or logging purpose.

> 2. Should we print the symbolic name in release builds? For example:

> 3. Should the API return the error code, or the error code without the
> "SVN_ERR_" prefix? I think stripping the error code is better because
> then users who search for the error code will be more likely to reach
> the users@ archive (with helpful posts) than commits@ archive (which
> are unlikely to contain the information they seek). Julian disagrees,
> but I'll let him present his own case :-)
> I also attached a patch which implements (2), in case we want it.
> (It'll be trivial to modify it to suit whichever route we pick for (2)
> and (3).)
I suggest to leave prefix for future extension to return APR error
codes symbolic names too.

Ivan Zhakov
Received on 2013-04-12 22:17:31 CEST

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