Tom Lane wrote: > Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > Tom Lane wrote: > >> It should not be there at all. Do you see URLs in any of our other > >> error messages? > > > Sure, ideally, but how else can we give information about that hex > > value? > > It's not the responsibility of that error message to tell someone to > go look up the error number in Microsoft documentation. If they're > clueful enough to make any sense of the number beyond the strerror > translation we already provide, then they already know where to look.
Well, it took me like 25 minutes to find that list, so it isn't obvious. Search for STATUS_CARDBUS_NOT_SUPPORTED, and you get only 75 hits on Google, and our URL is #7. One idea Andrew Dunstan had was to print descriptions for the most popular values. I asked him to give it a try once I applied this patch. > Even if it were the responsibility of the error message to suggest this, > a URL seems far too transient. It is a URL to the Wine CVS repository, so I assume it will be around for a while. One thing we could do is copy that file to a URL on our web site and point error messages to that. We could put the file in our CVS and point to that too. -- Bruce Momjian [EMAIL PROTECTED] EnterpriseDB http://www.enterprisedb.com + If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. + ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 5: don't forget to increase your free space map settings