[erlang-patches] Correct ls/1 in c.erl

Bengt Kleberg <>
Mon May 20 14:48:11 CEST 2013


Updated according to room for improvement.

git fetch git://github.com/ebengt/otp.git correct_ls_file_v2

https://github.com/ebengt/otp/compare/erlang:master...correct_ls_file_v2
https://github.com/ebengt/otp/compare/erlang:master...correct_ls_file_v2.patch


bengt

On Mon, 2013-05-20 at 10:28 +0200, Björn Gustavsson wrote:
> On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 3:53 PM, Bengt Kleberg
> <> wrote:
>         New name for the patch since I had a momentary lapse of reason
>         with git.
>         This should include all the current suggestions.
>         
>         git fetch git://github.com/ebengt/otp.git correct_ls_file_v2
>         
>         https://github.com/ebengt/otp/compare/erlang:master...correct_ls_file_v2
>         https://github.com/ebengt/otp/compare/erlang:master...correct_ls_file_v2.patch
>         
>         
> 
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> 
> Your new version looks better, but I still see room for improvement.
> 
> 
> If I try to list a non-existing file I get:
> 
> 
> 1> ls("non-existing").
> no such file or directoryok
> 2>
> 
> 
> It does not look pretty. There should be a new line
> after the error message.
> 
> 
> Also, attempting to list a non-existing file is not
> tested in the test suite. I no that you cannot test
> for the exact error message (it may be differently
> worded on different platforms), but you can at least
> make a smoke test so that the code will be covered.
> 
> 
> Next issue:
> 
> 
> 2> ls("/dev/null").
> Invalid directory or file
> ok
> 3>
> 
> 
> I find the error message confusing. What are
> you trying to tell the user?
> 
> 
> Why not simply print the file if it is not a
> directory?
> 
> 
> /Bjorn
>  
> -- 
> Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB



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