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Re: Error message conventions

From: Mike Mason <mgm_at_thoughtworks.net>
Date: 2003-11-24 14:02:31 CET

Greg Hudson wrote:

>On Sun, 2003-11-23 at 19:39, Branko Čibej wrote:
>
>
>>kfogel@collab.net wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Sometimes it's better, like with checksum mismatch error messages that
>>>compare actual vs expected checksum -- you want the two checksums to
>>>line up vertically. For example this code from reps-strings.c:
>>>
>>>
>
>Note that the current error message only lines up the checksums with a
>fixed-width font.
>
>

Is it useful to line up the checksums for visual comparison? If two MD5s
are different, they're usually completely different rather than
differing by one or two characters, and lining them up on screen doesn't
help much.

Mike.

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