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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: "Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason" <avarab@gmail.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org, "Clemens Fruhwirth" <clemens@endorphin.org>,
	"Jan Pokorný" <poki@fnusa.cz>,
	"Corentin BOMPARD" <corentin.bompard@etu.univ-lyon1.fr>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4] pull, fetch: fix segfault in --set-upstream option
Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2021 10:44:46 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqqfsuoqjg1.fsf@gitster.g> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87h7f5we6q.fsf@evledraar.gmail.com> (=?utf-8?B?IsOGdmFyIEFy?= =?utf-8?B?bmZqw7Zyw7A=?= Bjarmason"'s message of "Tue, 31 Aug 2021 22:20:46 +0200")

Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@gmail.com> writes:

>> If we all agree that die() is a better action, that must be done
>> now, or it will become never once the change is released to the
>> field.
>
> Because someone might have been relying on the current behavior of
> segfaulting to stop their script? And a mere warning() would break
> things for them by having the script "work" if this patch were to make
> it into a release?

No, because someone WILL start rely on the warning() behaviour,
expecting that the "fixed" command will now run to completion
without exiting with non-zero status.  Once that happens, it will
become impossible to flip it to die().


      reply	other threads:[~2021-09-01 17:44 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-05 15:46 git pull --set-upstream segfaults on branchless repo Clemens Fruhwirth
2021-07-19 10:04 ` Jan Pokorný
2021-07-19 14:30   ` [PATCH] pull, fetch: fix segfault in --set-upstream option Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-07-19 15:17     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-08-23 12:56     ` [PATCH v2] " Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-08-24  7:30       ` Clemens Fruhwirth
2021-08-24  8:49         ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-08-30 14:41       ` [PATCH v3] " Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-08-30 17:46         ` Junio C Hamano
2021-08-31 13:58         ` [PATCH v4] " Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-08-31 16:40           ` Junio C Hamano
2021-08-31 20:20             ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-09-01 17:44               ` Junio C Hamano [this message]

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