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Re: Horrible error message on refused diff

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2013 09:43:52 +0200

On Wed, Apr 03, 2013 at 09:09:10PM -0700, Ben Reser wrote:
> The 1.8 error message to be frank, stinks.

There are many many bad error messages in SVN.

Poor error messages have always been an issue:
http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=1254

I've collected some reasons and hilarious examples in my svnday 2011 talk:
http://www.elegosoft.com/files/svn-day-berlin-2011_sperling_subversion-error-messages-demystified.pdf

My favourite new bad error message in 1.8 is the one that says
"decompression failed" (or something like that, from serf)
which happens when I commit to svn.a.o and update immediately
after (before the EU mirror has caught up).
Received on 2013-04-04 09:44:32 CEST

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