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RE: revised patch: zshmisc(1) clarify non-successful exit statuses
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- From: <zeurkous@xxxxxxxx>
- To: Bart Schaefer <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Cc: <zsh-workers@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: revised patch: zshmisc(1) clarify non-successful exit statuses
- Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2021 23:03:58 +0200
- Archived-at: <https://zsh.org/workers/48677>
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"Bart Schaefer" <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 23, 2021 at 5:19 AM <zeurkous@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> vindex(path, use of)
>> Otherwise, the shell searches each element of tt($path) for a
>> -directory containing an executable file by that name. If the
>> -search is unsuccessful, the shell prints an error message and returns
>> -a nonzero exit status.
>> +directory containing an executable file by that name.
> I would leave this paragraph unchanged. It's not necessary to delete
> the reference to "a nonzero exit status" in order to later explain
> what the nonzero values are.
Heh, me reason was the exact opposite: it didn't seem necessary to
>> +If execution fails: an error message is printed, and one of the
>> +following values is returned.
> I would move this along with the sitem list to the very end, to follow
> the paragraph about the command_not_found handler.
> Then change "If execution fails:" to "When there is no handler and
> execution fails,".
That opens up a question: what happens when execution fails inside the
>> +The search was unsuccessful. The error message is
>> +`tt(command not found:) var(cmd)'.
> As Daniel mentioned, this should be
> sitem(127)(Your new text
> goes here)
Yeah, that's been noted :)
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