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Re: [PATCH] part of issue #897: errors could be better.

From: Erik Huelsmann <e.huelsmann_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2003-11-09 21:56:33 CET

To follow up on my own mail: The error message only eliminates the first
line in the example below if there is a specific message to print. You will get
the general error when there is no specific one.
 
> There's nothing wrong with the general error, but the general error
> duplicates the information in the specific error. Very often output can be
> expected
> along the lines of:
>
> svn: File not found
> svn: Can't find file 'foo'

After applying the patch you get the output:

svn: Can't find file 'foo'

which both Greg Hudson and I find as informative as the first example, yet
looking far cleaner.

If there were an error without a specific message, like this one:

svn: Tried an operation for versioned resources on an unversioned one

The reported error would be the same before and after this patch.

bye,

Erik.

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