Trying to install Vscode (that doesn't exist) throws the user around as if it did

% snap install vscode
error: snap "vscode" is not available on stable but is available to install on the following
       channels:

       candidate  snap install --candidate vscode
       beta       snap install --beta vscode
       edge       snap install --edge vscode

       Please be mindful pre-release channels may include features not completely tested or
       implemented. Get more information with 'snap info vscode'.
% snap install --candidate vscode
error: snap "vscode" is not available on candidate but is available to install on the following
       channels:

       beta       snap install --beta vscode
       edge       snap install --edge vscode

       Get more information with 'snap info vscode'.
% snap install --beta vscode
error: snap "vscode" is not available on beta but is available to install on the
       following channels:

       edge       snap install --edge vscode

       Get more information with 'snap info vscode'.
% snap install --edge vscode
error: snap "vscode" is not available on latest/edge but other tracks exist.

       Please be mindful that different tracks may include different features. Get
       more information with 'snap info vscode'.
% snap info vscode
error: no snap found for "vscode"

PS: I appreciate that the snap is called code.

there is an outage, see https://status.snapcraft.io/ … the above is most likely fallout of this …

It may be, but I reproduced it hours before the outage and still do.

oh, and i just understood that there is not even a vscode snap (but is called “code” as you mentioned above) …

that seems like an issue on the store side returning wrong data, i moved this post into the store category so the right people see it in their queue.