#1288 new defect

twitter: rate limiting errors are not shown

Reported by: jhl Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Twitter Version: Unspecified
Keywords: Cc:
IRC client+version: Client-independent Operating System: Public server
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When login fails due to exceeding a rate limit, Twitter returns code 420 Enhance your Calm. However, this triggers the response truncation logic in http_client.c, and so the only user-visible info is "Error: Stream closed (Response truncated)".

It's also possible to trigger rate limiting elsewhere, such as on /1.1/friends/ids.json, after logging in; in this case it actually displays the error eg. "Logging in: Error: Could not retrieve /1.1/friends/ids.json: 429 Too Many Requests (Rate limit exceeded)"

Perhaps the truncation logic should ignore cases where the status is 4xx?

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