On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 03:13:25PM -0500, Jeff King wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 11:43:35AM -0800, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> > Yuri <y...@rawbw.com> writes:
> > 
> > > I think that in a rare case of error this extra-printout wouldn't
> > > hurt.
> > 
> > If the "error is rare, extra verbiage does not hurt" were a valid
> > attitude, "error is rare, non-zero exit is enough" would be equally
> > valid ;-)
> I think the problem is that error is _not_ rare. For years, we did not
> print the extra verbiage, and nobody complained. Then, within days of us
> making a release that included the extra line, somebody complained[1].

Forgot my footnote here, but it was:


which led to 266f1fd (transport-helper: be quiet on read errors from
helpers, 2013-06-21).

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