darcs and ghc..
claus.reinke at talk21.com
Wed Aug 13 08:18:14 EDT 2008
> A number of git commands are implemented as crufty shell scripts that
> don't check the results of running its plumbing commands. I've been
> bitten by silent command failure on a number of occasions. Just
The earlier we start collecting _concrete_ instances of such silent
command failures, the better. Quite a bit of darcs trouble is at
least indicated by warnings. Many of those warnings should be
errors, since overlooking them gives you a not-quite-right repo,
with surprising follow-on failures, but at least one can search for
the warnings in logs, if you keep them.
If there are odd corner cases where git commands fail silently
(without even a warning?), then ghc development will be quite
efficient at finding those corners, I'd guess!-). So it'd be good
to collect and report any and all such instances.
Part of the rationale for git was increased likelyhood of getting
bugs fixed quickly, after all.
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