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Re: [PATCH v2 1/2] Change how HTTP response body is returned

Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx> writes:

> The most robust thing would perhaps be:
>   fflush(dest->file);
>   ftruncate(fileno(dest->file), 0);
> which leaves the handle intact.

An added benefit of that approach is that there is no need for
the filename field in the dest structure.

Having a separate filename field could be a positive flexibility (it
could be used to open a file, store its FILE* in dest->file, while
storing the name of another file in dest->filename), but also a
negative flexibility (dest->file possibly pointing to a file
different from dest->filename is a source of confusion).  As I do
not think any current caller that wants such a flexibility, or
callers in any immediate future, it probably is an overall plus if
we do not have to add the dest->filename field.

> (I agree with the rest of your review, especially that it would be
> easier to read if this were split into separate refactor and
> change-behavior steps).
> -Peff