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Re: Style guide for error messages?

by danb (Friar)
on Sep 21, 2005 at 22:21 UTC ( #493988=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Style guide for error messages?

If you use something like Log::Log4Perl, then it can do some of the things you mentioned automatically (prefixes, line numbers).

Where appropriate, I think that hints should be included in the error messages. For example, Error: Incorrect password.  Hint: Are you sure your Caps Lock is turned off?

--Dan

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