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Re: [RFC PATCH 4/5] t1700-split-index: date back files to avoid racy situations




On Thu, Sep 06, 2018 at 10:02:43AM +0200, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:
> 
> On Thu, Sep 06 2018, SZEDER Gábor wrote:
> 
> > +# Create a file named as $1 with content read from stdin.
> > +# Set the file's mtime to a few seconds in the past to avoid racy situations.
> > +create_file () {
> 
> Nit: Would be easier to read in the future as
> e.g. s/create_file/create_old_file/ or something like that. I.e. so you
> can see at a glance from the tests themselves what this is doing.

Perhaps; but then I'm not so sure about 'old', because that's just a
property of the resulting file...  I'm inclined to rename it to
'create_non_racy_file' to also imply "why" this function is used
instead of plain old '>file'.