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bug#23225: 25.1.50; url-retrieve-synchronously having trouble with some


From: Tao Fang
Subject: bug#23225: 25.1.50; url-retrieve-synchronously having trouble with some https URLs
Date: Sun, 05 Jun 2016 00:17:54 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (João Távora) writes:

> The misbehaving propagated silently and I came across this using M-x
> package-install RET ... RET, which magically compiles a 0-byte package.
I had same problem when using package-install with restricted network
connection (or bad network conditions), sometimes I got empty buffer
without any error where as it should fail.

> I think the protocol for url-retrieve-synchornously could be
> revised. Its users seem to expect it to return nil or at least a
> non-buffer if something went wrong, but that's clearly not what happened
> here. Perhaps it should error.
I agree.

So I proposed a patch for this:

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