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Re: set-file-extended-attributes and backups

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: set-file-extended-attributes and backups
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2012 05:44:40 +0200

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Cc: Romain Francoise <address@hidden>,  address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2012 19:59:35 -0500
> > 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.

ENOTSUP usually means the filesystem doesn't support ACLs.  Having an
error that every single use of it will want to ignore doesn't seem to
be useful.

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