[Mono-dev] [Bug 575813] FileStream doesn't handle errors on Close (disk full, generic error, etc.)

Alex Shulgin alexander.shulgin at yessoftware.com
Mon Feb 8 10:07:38 EST 2010

Sebastien Pouliot wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-02-08 at 15:07 +0200, Alex Shulgin wrote:
>> BTW, couldn't this type of programming errors be caught by lint-like 
>> tools for static code analysis?  
> Yes. Finding *potential* errors is easy. Automatically spotting errors
> that matters, like the above case, inside all the potential errors is
> much, much, much harder.

I agree, but ignored return value of close or fclose stands out as a 
plain error for me.  These should be easy to spot in the pile with 
relatively little effort.

What I suggest, is that if this is ever going to be fixed, then all 
similar potentially problematic places should be also reviewed.

> You're welcome to contribute time to run static analysis tools, like
> Gendarme, on mono code base, spot real bugs and report them into
> bugzilla.

Sorry, I don't think I ever going to have time for this.


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