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Re: [Monotone-devel] Error handling via automate

From: Timothy Brownawell
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] Error handling via automate
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2006 22:47:49 -0500

On Mon, 2006-09-11 at 13:08 +1000, Daniel Carosone wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 10, 2006 at 02:45:28AM -0700, Nathaniel Smith wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 10, 2006 at 12:34:56PM +1000, Daniel Carosone wrote:
> > > Would an 'automate' locale/translation, with machine-friendly messages
> > > like this, be unreasonable?
> > 
> > Aside from being insane, I think it isn't possible
> Oh well, then I guess we have to make the messages in the code be the
> machine-friendly error code ones, and move the current default english
> messages out to translations like the others.  Pity, I thought this
> might be a way to avoid that :)
> This means a lot of churn for translators now, but might eventually
> mean they get a similar benefit of stability as far as a fixed
> reference for each message.

Or do the numeric error code + human-readable message thing, where the
machine-friendly version is independent of the human-friendly version.

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