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From Ben Kietzman <ben.kietz...@rstudio.com>
Subject [DISCUSS] Result vs Status
Date Wed, 02 Oct 2019 16:43:22 GMT
The C++ library has two classes which fill mostly the same function. Both
Status and Result<> are used to express a recoverable error in lieu of
exceptions. Result<> is slightly more ergonomic in C++, but our binding
infrastructures assume Status based APIs.

>From the discussion in the sync call, it seems reasonable to require that:
Public APIs which are likely to be directly wrapped in a binding should not
use Result<> to the exclusion of Status. An equivalent Status API should
always be provided for ease of binding.

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