On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 1:15 AM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> I am guessing that, even though this was discovered during the
> development of list-files, is a fix applicable outside the context
> of that series.
> I do think the patched result is an improvement than the status quo,
> but at the same time, I find it insufficient in the context of the
> whole codepath.  What if errno were other than ENOENT and we were
> told to show_deleted (with or without show_modified)?  We would end
> up saying the path was deleted and modified at the same time, when
> we do not know either is or is not true at all, because of the
> failure to lstat() the path.
> Wouldn't it be saner to add tag_unknown and do something like this
> instead, I wonder?

Or even better to show an error message when the error code is
unexpected? The unkown tag '!' says "there are problems" but if it
shows up sort of permanently, '!' won't help much, I think.
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