bruce wrote: > 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.
FYI, here are the URL's I mention in our source code: * Wine (URL used in our error messages) - * http://source.winehq.org/source/include/ntstatus.h * Descriptions - http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~wuyongzh/my_doc/ntstatus.txt * MS SDK - http://www.nologs.com/ntstatus.html -- 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 9: In versions below 8.0, the planner will ignore your desire to choose an index scan if your joining column's datatypes do not match