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bug#6397: 24.0.50; `make-directory' return value

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: bug#6397: 24.0.50; `make-directory' return value
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 11:12:51 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

> The doc for `make-directory' doesn't mention its return value, and the
> code doesn't seem to do anything special about it.

There is also a related bug#6363.

> I think it should return non-nil (e.g. the directory name) if the
> creation succeeds and nil if it fails without error.  And that should be
> documented.  Or if it always raises an error when it does not create a
> directory, that's OK too, but that should then be documented.

What should it return when the creation of some parents succeeds,
and fails for the rest?

Juri Linkov

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