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Re: [patch] ask for username if getting UID fails

From: SteveKing <steveking_at_gmx.ch>
Date: 2003-05-16 13:10:05 CEST

Branko &#268;ibej wrote:
> O.K., I give in. Now, is there any chance we could give the user a hint
> about _why_ we're asking for the username? svn_handle_warning, or
> something?
>

What would that be good for? You don't tell the user why you're asking
for a password either. And too much information isn't good. I'd say that
99% of all users don't know what "error getting UID" means, and the
rest doesn't even care. Users want their programs to run, nothing more
and nothing less.

SanderStriker wrote:
>> O.K., I give in.
>
>Well I don't. Your previous arguments have convinced me that this belongs
>in APR.

No one said you can't put that in apr too. But no matter if apr provides a
detailed error message or not, subversion really shouldn't error out.

Stefan

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