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Re: url-retrieve may cause hang

From: Magnus Henoch
Subject: Re: url-retrieve may cause hang
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 11:03:39 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.0.50 (berkeley-unix)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     - There is no protocol for letting the callback know that retrieval
>       failed.  Without this patch, the caller would immediately get an
>       error, but now the error is signalled in the sentinel.  One solution
>       would be to introduce an :error argument to the callback, similar to
>       the :redirect one.
> Is that too risky for now?

I think it isn't.  There seem to be few callers within Emacs, and it
would probably be worth it to have a good API at the release (the
first release with the URL library included).


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