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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: New warnings in build.
Date Wed, 17 Dec 1997 11:42:23 GMT
Ben Hyde wrote:
> 
> On Tuesday, December 16, 1997 10:11 AM, Ben Laurie
> [SMTP:ben@algroup.co.uk] wrote:
> > Ben Hyde wrote:
> > >   ## Places I remove a line number so the diff ignores drift.
> > >      (available in http://www.geocities.com/Athens/4556/absum.txt)
> > >
> > > Full report is at:
> > >  http://www.geocities.com/Athens/4556/abindex.html
> > >
> > > Sadly I can't spare the time to look at these issues more deeply.
> >
> > How come there are no line numbers???
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Ben.
> >
> 
> My automation sends me mail with the diff from yesterday's warnings.
> I get a lot of mail from deamons which monitor various log files;
> server logs, disk space, builds, qa testing, ping histories etc. etc.
> Reading these has to be very fast or I'll just ignore them.
> So I work to assure that the mail only reports changes that actually
> require my attention.  The diff removes the line numbers before
> hand since otherwise I get mail every single time anybody adds
> or removes a line from a file that currently has warnings, call it
> "diff drift."  In house I don't need to do that, since we have a "no
> warning" rule.

Fair enough. But it's kind of tricky to fix 'em without line numbers.
BTW, we do have a "no warning" rule, we just aren't very good at keeping
it up :-)

Cheers,

Ben.

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