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From: Mattias Flodin (flodin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-08-01 10:44:13

On Thu, Aug 01, 2002 at 04:25:37PM +0100, Keith Burton wrote:
> 2) in the documented spirit of the filesystem library , i.e. as a simple
> to use a scripting language , then remove()
> not requiring the path to exist is the correct ( i.e. least surprise )
> definition. Thus avoiding the need to document an inevitable problem.
> However it looks as though we will have to agree to differ on this.

Perhaps, but I will try it from one more angle first: As an end user,
when I type "rm <filename>" or select a file and drag it to the trash
can / recycle bin, I want the program to tell me if something went
wrong, e.g. if the network connection was lost. I want to feel assured
that the file is really gone. Any other behavior could even be a
security risk.

Wouldn't you agree? And with the current API, I can't really make this
assertion to the end user.


Mattias Flodin <flodin_at_[hidden]>  -
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