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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-296) Document
Date Thu, 19 May 2005 17:20:44 GMT
David Van Couvering wrote:
> I could do this; every time I talk to customers they hammer into me that 
> clear and helpful error messages are key.

Users would definitely appreciate your contribution!

> It would *really* help if I knew which message texts were modified in 
> the doc.  Is it limited to the Derby-specific messages with SQLStates 
> starting with "X"?

Unfortunately Jeff is on vacation, will be back June 6 if I remember 
right. So all I know is what he posted to Jira.

> Would I submit this as an independent patch to the same JIRA item?  Note 

Or maybe open a sub task and submit a patch to that?

My guess is there are additional things to watch out for; for example, 
updating the tests to reflect the changed messages so derbyall passes. 
Also, I don't know what gotchas might be out in the locale files -- 
would be another thing to follow up on. Anything else, derby developers?

> also that I may find "bugs" in the messages that would require a redo of 
> the documentation...

In my opinion, the docs (including any doc patches submitted) should be 
changed to match the code.

  -jean



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