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Re: Error message nitpick

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2005-05-10 16:14:40 CEST

Peter McNab wrote:
> Lübbe Onken wrote:
>> Eventually the last two examples could be resolved by using the
>> "intended function" as prefix:
>> "SVN WC: Working copy not locked; this is probably a bug, please report"
>> "Locking: Attempt to unlock with non-empty unwind stack"
> A very good practice, where you don't mind exposing the inner workings
> and this being open source has nothing to hide.
> Such prefixing really helps developers.

Developers don't need such help, as they already get told the source file name
an line number (this information is enabled by the configure option
"--enable-maintainer-mode"), and they can search in the source for the message

We are trying to make error messages meaningful for end-users.

- Julian

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