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

Submitter:  James Youngman <jay>
Submitted:  Fri 28 Jan 2005 09:36:20 PM UTC
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open
Fixed Release:  None

Fri 01 Dec 2006 07:34:15 AM UTC, 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>
Group administrator
Fri 01 Dec 2006 12:02:37 AM UTC, comment #1: 


James Youngman <jay>
Fri 28 Jan 2005 09:36:20 PM UTC, 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>


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


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    2005-01-28 jay Attached File- Added make-reduce-newbie-build-questions.patch, #4105

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