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Re: byte-compile messages should be prefixed with "Warning:" or "Error:"

From: Deepak Goel
Subject: Re: byte-compile messages should be prefixed with "Warning:" or "Error:"
Date: 06 Feb 2001 00:55:23 -0500

hmm.. Eli's mail is the first time I even noticed the ** and !!..

Until now, i was doing what Dan did---look at the message and figure
out if the message implies a bug..

I second Dan's suggestion.  I think prefacing the message with
*Warning* or *Error* or even *W* and *E*(the latter will atleast make
me pause and think about what the W or E means..)  will perhaps be

> On 1 Feb 2001, Dan Jacobson wrote:
> > emacs -no-site-file -no-init-file -batch -q -f batch-byte-compile ./bbdb.el
> > While compiling the end of the data in file 
> > /home/jidanni/tmp/bbdb-2.2/lisp/bbdb.el:
> >   ** The following functions are not known to be defined: caddr,
> >     set-keymap-prompt
> > Wrote /home/jidanni/tmp/bbdb-2.2/lisp/bbdb.elc
> > 
> > it seems this is a mere "Warning" of a not so serious problem, but
> > that is a guess, and it would be nice if emacs would be more forthcoming.
> Yes, "**" marks a warning.  Errors are signaled by the leading "!!".

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