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Re: wacky/disturbing error message

From: Glenn Maynard <g_sub_at_zewt.org>
Date: 2004-04-13 05:01:42 CEST

On Mon, Apr 12, 2004 at 10:29:31PM -0400, John Peacock wrote:
> Not for humans, they aren't. Show me how to search on Message-ID, in any
> mail
> archive, either for this project or any other list. They are only useful


Picking a random Message-ID:


and entering it into the form gives me the message and its two replies,
with no false positives, which is incredibly useful.

> Bitching that "Fixing poor error messages doesn't seem to be a priority."
> is unfair at best. This is an open-source project; if that error message
> bothers you that much, fix the code.

Ramping up on a project enough to fix problems correctly requires a significant
time investment, so saying "fix it yourself" isn't very interesting. (I don't
consider an observation of apparent priorities to be "bitching", but I'm not
interested in arguing about it.)

Glenn Maynard
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