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[Subclipse-users] Path Case error/warning

From: Rob Oxspring <roxspring_at_imapmail.org>
Date: 2006-03-31 13:53:44 CEST

I've seen the path-case error message cropping up in eclipse and have
pretty much learned to ignore it as there is no discernible problem
caused. FWIW my workspace path matches the canonical path and the same
holds for the files created within - and eclipse seems happy whether the
workspace path matches or not anyway. IMHO the message is annoying,
confusing and infuriating so here are some suggestions to improve it:

Shorten the message. The error message is long winded and by the end
appears to offer hypotheses of why it may or may not be the case. This
information is great for a FAQ but just detracts from the point of the
original error. Keep the error message concise and meaningful.

Display both expected and actual values. At present one version of the
value is displayed and it is unclear whether this is the one eclipse is
expecting or the one causing the problem. From the sounds of it you
should be able to get the before and after since its just about the
inputs / outputs to the javahl layer. Displaying both will make the the
error message less ambiguous.

Allow the warning to be disabled. Unless you are certain that there
will be a problem ultimately caused by this mismatch then the message
will simply be displayed daily and slowly ignored subclipse's error
messages altogether. Stop the rot and allow people to disable the
message so that they really do see important errors in the future.

Offer some advice. Maybe the advice is complicated enough that it
should go in the FAQ but please offer something. At the moment there
seems to be nothing that I can do to reproduce the effect of issue 285
so I'm left with no clues as to what I have to do to stop the warning
from appearing and I'm offered no real reasons to do so either, other
than the daily indecipherable error message from subclipse.

I'm trying not to be too grumpy here guys, subclipse is generally really
good and I appreciate the effort but this message just leaves me baffled
and frustrated every time I pay attention to it.


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Received on Fri Mar 31 13:57:15 2006

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