[MERGE] Fix for 306394: warning, not error, on non-existent file.
mbp at canonical.com
Wed Dec 24 07:28:24 GMT 2008
On 23 Dec 2008, Karl Fogel <karl.fogel at canonical.com> wrote:
> I can't quite tell if you're asserting that the original behavior is
> better, or just wondering why I bothered to fix such a minor bug :-).
> If the latter:
> Because it's one of the 4 blockers keeping the GNU Emacs project from
> switching to bzr (look for bugs tagged with "emacs-adoption" to see them
> all). Specifically, the line in the bug description about:
> "This type of operation occurs in normal usage in emacs when using
> the vc-dir GUI."
> (Emacs switching to bzr is something I really want to see happen; I'm
> unfortunately not qualified to fix all of the blockers, but I can at
> least do this one.)
> If the former:
> Independently of Emacs, I think warning is a better behavior here than
> erroring. The user has asked for status on a number of path names. For
> some of those names, the status is "does not exist". Fine -- let's
> report that, and report the status of the other paths as well, rather
> than treat non-existence as so special that it must suppress other
> statuses from being reported.
fwiw I think both those motivations are reasonable.
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