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From: Mattias Flodin (flodin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-08-01 01:51:31

On Wed, Jul 31, 2002 at 07:01:36PM +0100, Keith Burton wrote:
> Incidentally , I do not believe that remove should throw if ! exists(
> ph). My rationale being the ones who care can use exists( ph ) before
> and those who do not get least surprise.

So what should it do instead, return nothing and throw nothing, leaving
the user unknowing of the operation's success or failure?

Just because the file existed when you called exists() doesn't mean it
still exists when you call remove().


Mattias Flodin <flodin_at_[hidden]>  -
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