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Re: User-friendly message

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-06-20 22:51:48 CEST

Branko Čibej <brane@xbc.nu> writes:

> If you omit this information, an administrator won't be able to use
> svnlook to see what's in txn 170. The cure is worse than the problem.
> I'm sooo tired of people complaining about "confusing" error messages
> that are described in the documentation. RTFM already.

The best solution is an error message that meets both criteria:

  1. makes a huge, unambiguous statement that a specific file has
     changed in the repository.

  2. provides a footnote with the txn number, for admins.

I don't think these are mutually exclusive things.

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Received on Fri Jun 20 22:53:41 2003

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