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Re: [PATCH] include error codes in error messages

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2008 02:50:03 -0500

Jack Repenning <jrepenning_at_collab.net> writes:
>> I don't have sample output handy (sorry), but it might make sense to
>> put a line-break just before the "(svn error xxx)" bit anyway.
>
> I think that interferes with naive-user googlage. It's easy to
> triple-
> click a line and paste it into your googlebox. This even works if the
> line's been folded, at least in the termulators I use. It's harder to
> compose a query from two lines.

Ah, good point.

But then that puts me back to thinking that the extra Googleability is
not worth the lost friendliness. These numbers would make our errors
even more of a blob of incomprehensible text than they already are,
and I'm not sure it's worth it. They're already fairly Googleable
without the error number (except when we change a message). Time to
leave well enough alone?

-K

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