bugPSPP - Bugs: bug #26517, Confusing error messages when...


bug #26517: Confusing error messages when parsing data files

Submitted by:  Ben Pfaff <blp>
Submitted on:  Sun 10 May 2009 04:13:31 PM UTC  
Category:  Syntax Parser Severity:  5 - Average
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  Before 0.8.0
Effort:  0.00

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Sat 24 Nov 2012 11:52:29 PM UTC, comment #1:

I pushed a fix to master as commit 00175c601a93 "data-parser: Use data-file error types for data-file errors."

Ben Pfaff <blp>
Project Administrator
Sun 10 May 2009 04:13:31 PM UTC, original submission:

-email is unavailable- reported an error message like this from PSPP:

../FILE.TXT:19771350: warning: DELETE VARIABLES: Quoted string extends beyond end of line.

The "DELETE VARIABLES" part is potentially confusing, since it reports the name of the command that caused the data to be read, not the DATA LIST command that specified what data to read.

(p666@free.fr didn't report this as a bug but asked what "Quoted string extends beyond end of line" meant, so it probably isn't appropriate to CC this bug to him/her.)

Ben Pfaff <blp>
Project Administrator


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