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From Antoine Pitrou <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Result vs Status
Date Sat, 19 Oct 2019 01:19:22 GMT

Le 18/10/2019 à 20:58, Wes McKinney a écrit :
> I'm definitely uncomfortable with the idea of deprecating Status.
> We have a few kinds of functions that can fail:
> 1. Functions with no "out" arguments
> 2. Functions with one out argument
> 3. Functions with multiple out arguments
> IMHO functions in category 2 are the best candidates for utilizing
> Status. In some cases, Case 3 may be more usable Result-based, but it
> can also create more work (or confusion) on the part of the developer,
> either
> * The T in Result<T> has to be a struct-like value that transports
> multiple pieces of data

The T can be a std::tuple though, so you need not necessarily define a 
dedicated struct type for a single API's return value.

 > Can't say I'm thrilled about having Result<void> or similar for Case
 > 1-type functions (if I'm understanding what would be the solution
 > there).




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