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authorElijah Newren <>2021-05-20 06:09:31 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2021-05-20 06:40:39 (GMT)
commitcaba91c373127a316b5442a6aac7080fee9bd624 (patch)
tree7204871b5bc1609ad627956efb3ffc52629b84da /t/helper
parentbb80333c0853b04ff789de8037bef5a4ade1da8c (diff)
fast-rebase: change assert() to BUG()
assert() can succinctly document expectations for the code, and do so in a way that may be useful to future folks trying to refactor the code and change basic assumptions; it allows them to more quickly find some places where their violations of previous assumptions trips things up. Unfortunately, assert() can surround a function call with important side-effects, which is a huge mistake since some users will compile with assertions disabled. I've had to debug such mistakes before in other codebases, so I should know better. Luckily, this was only in test code, but it's still very embarrassing. Change an assert() to an if (...) BUG (...). Signed-off-by: Elijah Newren <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 't/helper')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/t/helper/test-fast-rebase.c b/t/helper/test-fast-rebase.c
index 3732122..39fb7f4 100644
--- a/t/helper/test-fast-rebase.c
+++ b/t/helper/test-fast-rebase.c
@@ -124,7 +124,8 @@ int cmd__fast_rebase(int argc, const char **argv)
assert(oideq(&onto->object.oid, &head));
hold_locked_index(&lock, LOCK_DIE_ON_ERROR);
- assert(repo_read_index(the_repository) >= 0);
+ if (repo_read_index(the_repository) < 0)
+ BUG("Could not read index");
repo_init_revisions(the_repository, &revs, NULL);
revs.verbose_header = 1;