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Re: [PATCH] include error codes in error messages

From: Jack Repenning <jrepenning_at_collab.net>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 17:13:28 -0800

On Feb 6, 2008, at 1:21 PM, Branko Čibej wrote:

> Another thing that strikes me is that the whole errror number, e.g.
> 200011 in the example above, is quite and completely useless;
> because you never *see* that number in the code! You see some
> constant + 11, so this display is quite useless for searching for
> the cause.

I think we're looking for "pretty displays that provide the sort of
info naive users would push into google," more than "information-dense
displays that the primary committers can do amazing tricks with,"
aren't we? And basically, the naive user is going to paste in the
error line, whatever it says (or some substring). So why do we need
any representation at all of the constant offset?

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