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Re: [PATCH v4 0/2] launch_editor(): indicate that Git waits for user input




On Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 02:55:35PM +0100, Lars Schneider wrote:
> 
> > On 29 Nov 2017, at 19:35, Thomas Adam <thomas@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 
> > On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 03:37:50PM +0100, lars.schneider@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> >> +		if (print_waiting_for_editor) {
> >> +			fprintf(stderr, _("hint: Waiting for your editor input..."));
> >> 			fflush(stderr);
> > 
> > Just FYI, stderr is typically unbuffered on most systems I've used, and
> > although the call to fflush() is harmless, I suspect it's not having any
> > effect.  That said, there's plenty of other places in Git which seems to think
> > fflush()ing stderr actually does something.
> 
> I agree with the "unbuffered" statement. I am surprised that you expect fflush()
> to do nothing in that situation... but I am no expert in that area. Can you
> point me to some documentation?

Because stderr is unbuffered, it will get printed immediately.

> In any way, would all this be a problem here? The worst that could happen would
> be that the user would not see the message, right?

Correct -- I only bring this up because your interdiff showed you added the
fflush() call and I was merely pointing that out.  I don't expect you to
change it.

> Are you aware of stderr usage in Git that could cause more trouble?

No.  It'll all be fine.

-- Thomas Adam