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Re: Issue 1538 -- local path style

From: D.J. Heap <dj_at_shadyvale.net>
Date: 2003-10-26 18:28:27 CET

Julian Foad wrote:
> D.J. Heap wrote:
>> The rest of this issue involves error messages. There are hundreds I
>> have found so far that use internal style paths, and in several cases
>> the path could be a url -- no distinction is made, so a url check would
>> need to be made before calling the conversion function, before passing
>> the path to the error creation function. Should I proceed with this?
>> Any comments or recommendations?
> Don't add special code to every place that generates such an error
> message. Use a single common function to convert a path to a form
> suitable for display. There are several potential things to do to a
> path in an error message:
> This formatting function could, if people wish, be configurable: e.g. if
> absolute paths are unwieldy in most cases, it could print relative paths
> by default and only when someone is stuck not knowing where to look they
> could re-try the operation with a configuration option (debug level) set
> to display absolute paths.

Thanks for the comments and patch, Brane, Julian and Philip. I will
start in on this but it will likely take a while.


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