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Re: User-friendly message

From: Michael Schmitt <schmitt_at_konstantin.uni-trier.de>
Date: 2003-06-21 00:59:50 CEST

On 20 Jun 2003, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> Branko ─îibej <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.

I agree. Ideally there should also be a hint on how to "solve" the
problem (-> svn update).

Michael

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