[try2] advapi32: Implement CredReadDomainCredentials stub and tests

Andrey Turkin andrey.turkin at gmail.com
Fri Oct 10 15:17:27 CDT 2008

James Hawkins wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 2:51 PM, Andrey Turkin <andrey.turkin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> James Hawkins wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 12:59 AM, Andrey Turkin <andrey.turkin at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> I can't see any value in commented out test or sort-of-meaningless code
>> comment.
>> The tests serve as documentation of the API.  In many cases, that
>> documentation is far superior to even msdn.  Just because you know
>> that the implementation matches native doesn't mean that someone else
>> looking to work on the function knows that.  He'll then waste time
>> figuring out what you already know.  Ask yourself the opposite: what's
>> the harm in adding such documentation?
>> Non-misleading comment obviously cannot make any harm, and I can imagine one
>> (unlikely but not impossible)
>> case when comment can be helpful so yes, I'll add both commented out tests
>> and sort-of-meaningless comment :)
>> Hopefully nobody will object them.
> Please don't add a comment to the implementation.  The tests are
> documentation enough.  All you need to do is if(0) out the tests that
> crash.
Imagine broken application which for some reason, e.g. non-allocated
memory, supply NULL to this function, and then catch, eat and spew an
exception somewhere in different place. Joe the Developer start
searching for root cause - he looks at logs, see first-chance exception,
look in CredReadDomainCredentials source and see unguarded
dereferencing. Is this intended or mistake? That should code really do?
The comment would be handy here (at least for me tests wouldn't be the
first place to look at for answers in such situation).
I can see the value and cannot see any harm, and frankly I am reluctant
to issuing [try4] patch with just another minor comment change.
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