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Re: 18-location-eof.patch

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: 18-location-eof.patch
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 01:16:45 +0100
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On Thu, Oct 18, 2001 at 11:30:46PM +0200, Akim Demaille wrote:
> I must say I don't understand the weird trick we do with
> error_print_program instead of good old calls to error and
> error_at_line.  In addition, I don't understand why M4ERROR wraps
> error.  It's more a burden than an actual help: it is in capitals
> (eek), and requires more characters than a plain error with a single
> () pair.

I've never really payed attention, and simply copied the existing style
blindly.   But now that you point it out, I agree with you.

> I also don't understand why we shout ERROR before errors.  After all
> those are errors on which we die, I fail to see the point of dying so
> loudly.

Indeed.  Feel free to canonicalise the error messages.

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