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Re: [Monotone-devel] Ready to release next week

From: Richard Levitte
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] Ready to release next week
Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2007 03:13:15 +0200 (CEST)

In message <address@hidden> on Mon, 1 Oct 2007 16:35:02 -0400, Alvaro Herrera 
<address@hidden> said:

alvherre> Jack Lloyd wrote:
alvherre> > On Mon, Oct 01, 2007 at 07:47:57AM +0200, Thomas Keller wrote:
alvherre> > 
alvherre> > > Then we should - at least - do not throw them at the user in 
detail at
alvherre> > > all, but do something like F("format error in .mtn-ignore"). The 
alvherre> > > messages could then still be logged or outputted when running with
alvherre> > > --debug. For me this sounds better than having a half-translated
alvherre> > > application...
alvherre> > 
alvherre> > Or print the PCRE errors iff LANG=en? Which does make everything 
alvherre> > a second-class language, but it seems somewhat bizarre to me to
alvherre> > intentionally throw away potentially valuable diagnostic 
alvherre> IMHO the only reasonable solution is to print everything.  If a
alvherre> diagnostic message is not translated, though luck (i.e. print them in
alvherre> english) -- it is really annoying if the messages are just silently
alvherre> skipped.

I agree with that.  That's one case where more information is better
than less.


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