On Sat 04 Jul 2020 at 14:17 -0300, David Bremner wrote:

> Floris Bruynooghe <f...@devork.be> writes:
>>> - * This function will not return NULL since Notmuch ensures that every
>>> - * message has a unique message ID, (Notmuch will generate an ID for a
>>> - * message if the original file does not contain one).
>>> + * This function will return NULL if triggers an unhandled Xapian
>>> + * exception.
>> How much of a departure from the existing API is this?  Will this be
>> possible with all functions?  I had a quick look and tried some other
>> functions that don't return notmuch_status_t:
> It's upward compatible in that any code which crashes because it was not
> expecting a NULL pointer, will already be crashing in the same
> circumstances because of an uncaught exception / call to abort.

Oh yes, that is a very good point.  This choice seems very reason then.

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