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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-12 09:11:07

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> Gentlemen,
>> stuff like:
>> print.wrapped-text "error: multiple base variants are not yet supported" ;
>> EXIT ;
>> Ought to basically never be written. We should use:
>> errors.error "multiple base variants are not yet supported" ;
>> instead. Quotes are optional, of course ;-)
> I have some reservation about this. For example, if there's gristed element
> in sources for some main target, it's an error. If you use "errors.error" to
> report this, user will see a looong backtrace, while all it really needs is
> the name of offending targets.

I disagree. It's very useful to be able to find the Jamfile in which
the offending declaration occurs.

David Abrahams
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