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Re: Assertion Failure dialogs appear when attempting to open repository with bad URL

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 15:06:40 +0200

On 11.06.2015 12:56, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Branko Čibej wrote on Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 09:01:01 +0200:
>> On 10.06.2015 19:34, Stefan Kueng wrote:
>>> On 10.06.2015 19:06, Bert Huijben wrote:
>>>> Hi Dean,
>>>> There is not much we can do about this. The Subversion apis require that
>>>> you pass canonical urls, while the client (TortoiseSVN) that you use
>>>> doesn’t canonicalize the url before passing it to this api.
>>> And that's what the svn_dirent_canonicalize() and
>>> svn_uri_canonicalize() APIs are for.
>>> Problem is: in that case they don't work:
>>> $ svn list file:///c:Software/SourceCodeRepository
>>> try that with an svn build from the 1.9.x branch and you'll get an
>>> exception.
>> I think we can all agree that crashing in a function like that is a bad
>> idea, but there's not much we can do here. API users should check their
>> input for validity.
> So every call to svn_uri_canonicalize() should be followed by an "if
> svn_uri_is_canonical()" test?
> At the very least, that should be documented.
> I'd consider having the function promise that the return value either
> passes _is_canonical() or is equal to NULL.

I was thinking about that but I believe we can't begin returning NULL
from that function. We'd have to revise the API.

-- Brane
Received on 2015-06-11 15:06:53 CEST

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