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From: Daryle Walker (darylew_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-04-25 13:19:31

On 4/15/04 3:20 AM, "Brian McNamara" <lorgon_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> More generally, I would really like a Boost library which lets me
> generate custom error messages portably.

I don't think that's possible. I think error messages are a
quality-of-implementation issue. There's nothing preventing a compiler from
useless saying "diagnostic found" upon hitting the first error.

> In the long run, there really needs to be language support for
> meta-programs to generate legible diagnostics, but in the meantime, I
> would love a stopgap solution along the lines above. I think it would
> "only" involve the work of finding the best "trick" for each compiler
> brand/version. Perhaps a little concerted effort would discover one
> trick which worked well across many compilers.
> Is there interest in this?

Daryle Walker
Mac, Internet, and Video Game Junkie
darylew AT hotmail DOT com

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