Open issue: error codes


In the interest of starting substantive email discussion, I’m going to
send out several messages about open issues. I’ll state my personal
opinions about how I’d like to see them resolved. I encourage everyone
in the CG to reply with their opinions. (I have been in working groups
where progress was made by email!)

My take on the error codes draft is that we might still get consensus on
proposals three or four. I think we have recorded objections to
proposals one and two.

Proposal three is to use “(error Xxxx)” in the prose, with a link to an
appendix of error codes.

Proposal four is to accept proposal three but also to add the text of
the error message(s) in new paragraphs below the where the error occurs.

I’m happy with either three or four. In the interest of being concrete,
I’ll express a slight preference for four. I think it’ll make the draft
easier to understand on a first reading and I think the error paragraphs
are distinct enough that they’re easy to skip over on subsequent readings.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norm Tovey-Walsh

Received on Monday, 18 April 2022 09:12:46 UTC