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Re: [PATCH 2/3] merge-recursive: remove return value from get_files_dirs




On Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 02:28:28PM -0600, Kevin Willford wrote:

> The return value of the get_files_dirs call is never being used.
> Looking at the history of the file and it was originally only
> being used for debug output statements.  Also when
> read_tree_recursive return value is non zero it is changed to
> zero.  This leads me to believe that it doesn't matter if
> read_tree_recursive gets an error.

Or that the function is buggy. :)

I'm tempted to say that we should probably die() when
read_tree_recursive fails. This should only happen if we fail to parse
the tree, or if our callback (save_files_dirs here) returns failure, and
the latter looks like it never happens.

> Since the debug output has been removed and the caller isn't
> checking the return value there is no reason to keep calulating
> and returning a value.

Agreed, and I'm happy to see dead code go.

Minor nit: s/calulating/calculating/ in your commit message.

-Peff