[PATCH] alpm: return -1 for error in find_dl_candidates
andrew.gregory.8 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 17:10:37 UTC 2021
On 10/05/21 at 12:53pm, Morgan Adamiec wrote:
> On 4 Oct 2021 8:28 pm, Andrew Gregory <andrew.gregory.8 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/04/21 at 08:09pm, morganamilo wrote:
> > This is the error value generally used and the calling function
> > explicitly checks for -1, later causing the error to be missed
> > and the transaction to continue.
> This result is not compared to -1, the result of download_files is. If
> we want
> to guarantee that download_files will return -1 on error, that's where
> return should be normalized, not in find_dl_candidates. Tying the API
> of one
> function to another like this is just going to cause confusion and
> when somebody forgets in the future. Really, the caller of
> should just check for a successful return; we return 1 as an error from
> lots of
> I'll change that too. This should still be accepted though.
Why? If your reasoning is just that -1 is a better error value, we use 1 in
lots of other places like I said and I don't want to change that one at a time.
$ grep 'return 1;' lib/libalpm/*.c src/*/*.c | wc -l 
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