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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: general/1286: File/linenumber not always logged
Date Tue, 21 Oct 1997 08:20:00 GMT
The following reply was made to PR general/1286; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Ben Laurie <ben@algroup.co.uk>
To: Dean Gaudet <dgaudet@arctic.org>
Cc: apbugs@hyperreal.org
Subject: Re: general/1286: File/linenumber not always logged
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 09:16:07 +0100

 Dean Gaudet wrote:
 > 
 > No way, what's the sense of logging the file and line number?  I've said
 > many times that:
 > 
 > - the end user does not give one whit what the file:line number is
 > - if we can't write descriptive log messages then, well we suck
 > - the line number is utterly useless across code changes
 > 
 > Make it an option.  Do not make it a default.  The error log messages are
 > cryptic enough already.
 
 Fair enough, but as it stands you have to patch code to find out which
 instance of an error message is actually occurring. An option to always
 log file/line is fine by me.
 
 Cheers,
 
 Ben.
 
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