[tex-live] tlmgr reports success when not removing packages
Adam R. Maxwell
amaxwell at mac.com
Mon Jul 2 01:09:08 CEST 2012
On Jul 1, 2012, at 15:40 , Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:
> What would be a proper return value here? I don't know! Success?
I suspected you'd ask that, but came up with this test after sending
my message. Nonzero is correct, I think:
$ rm foo bar baz ; echo $?
rm: baz: No such file or directory
> I believe that the return value of "failure" should only be
> used on *real* failures, like cannot read a file, broken access,
> whatever, but not for something like this.
OK, no problem; I'll handle it differently. This is a pretty minor
issue as far as I'm concerned.
> But as said, in general the return values are *NOT* at all reliable
> nor have any meaning.
Believe me, I know :). I also understand what a huge task it would
be to change that, with very small gain for you, so I'm not lobbying
for change in that regard.
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