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From Rich Bowen <>
Subject Re: Proposal: error codes
Date Sun, 27 Nov 2011 17:58:00 GMT

On Nov 27, 2011, at 12:14, Stefan Fritsch <> wrote:

> Yes, that would be a good idea and I agree with Daniel that we should 
> use a distinct prefix or format. We currently have around 2700 calls 
> to *_log_?error in trunk, so a 4-digit number should be ok. Together 
> with for example AH as prefix for "Apache HTTPD" this would result in 
> numbers like AH0815 which don't seem to cause many hits on google.
> As a first step, one could simply manually add the error code to the 
> format strings of those messages that frequently appear in support 
> requests. This would be non-disruptive for 2.4 and could even be done 
> in some future 2.2.x version, if someone is willing to do the work.

Yes, I'm willing to do the work, as are some folks on the docs list.

I expect we'd start drafting the doc in the wiki and move it to the formal docs once it's
more fully done. 

Thanks for the suggestion of the  odd format. That seems very reasonable. 
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