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patch #3689: Reduce stupid questions on mailing lists and newsgroups

Submitted by:  James Youngman <jay>
Submitted on:  Fri Jan 28 21:36:20 2005  
 
Category: NonePriority: 5 - Normal
Status: NonePrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Open
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Fri Dec 1 07:34:15 2006, comment #2:

The possible issue I see is that many tools (IDEs etc.) may parse the output of GNU make, especially the error messages. The error and warning messages make generates have a specific, well-defined format precisely to make this easy.

I agree adding some extra text to the end of the error message shouldn't be a problem if the parsing is matching just the first part of the line, so perhaps this wouldn't be a major issue.

Paul D. Smith <psmith>
Project Administrator
Fri Dec 1 00:02:37 2006, comment #1:

Ping?

James Youngman <jay>
Fri Jan 28 21:36:20 2005, original submission:

This patch is against the CVS code updated at Fri Jan 28 21:35:42 UTC 2005.

Many newbies ask "when I try to compile <package>, it says 'Error 1'. What's wrong?". The answer is of course, that the real cause of the error is further up the output. This patch modifies the error message issued by make to make it obvious that the user should inspect the output more carefully to find the error message associated with the original cause.

James Youngman <jay>

 

Attached Files
file #8329:  make-reduce-newbie-build-questions.patch added by jay (1kB - text/x-patch - Persuade people to examine output more carefully)

 

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