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Re: set-file-extended-attributes and backups

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: set-file-extended-attributes and backups
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2012 19:59:35 -0500
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> How about changing its return value instead?  Say, return t if ACLs
> set, nil otherwise.  It always bothers me to have an API that silently
> fails without any tangible indication.

I think it should fail (i.e. signal an error) for any case where the
file's ACLs were not set as requested.

The error signaled should be different for "ACLs not supported" and "you
do not have the right to set ACL on this file".


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