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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: Question: error checking: how important?
Date Wed, 10 Mar 1999 03:55:02 GMT

On Fri, 5 Mar 1999, John Bley wrote:

> I'm willing to fix these, but I obviously don't want to spend the 
> substantial amount of time it would take if "we" don't really care too 
> much about providing this class of information to the user.
> PR#3098, for instance, complains about exactly this type of thing, but is 
> listed as non-critical.
> If the Apache community would like me to fix most of these instances, or 
> provide the rather large list of locations where these return 
> values are ignored, I'd be happy to.  But I don't want to proceed with 
> this kind of large-scale job without the support and advice of the community.

This is a good goal, thanks.  We may end up quibbling about some things,
we always do.

For some of the errors -- the ones which we're just going to log and take
no other action, it may be preferable to hide it underneath a macro.  That
way folks don't have to parse much, they'll see the macro and know what it
does.  Something like:

   if (unlink(foo)) {
      ap_perror(r->server, "unlink");



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