From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-12 11:05:45
Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:
> David Abrahams wrote:
>> Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>>Backtrace, on the other hand, makes sense only
>>>for developers, but not for end users.
>> I'm inclined to err on the side of verbose error output until users
>> tell us they can't handle it. Boost.Build v1 went the other direction,
>> and users suffered.
> Convinced. Then, we need, for the sake of testing, introduce an option which
> makes errors.error do the same as print.wrapped-text.
I disagree that it needs to do any message rewrapping. In fact, I have
always had reservations about print.wrapped-text, even for
documentation. People generally write sensible-looking comments, and
sometimes the line breaks they choose are significant. There's no
reason to think things will look better if they're re-wrapped. I feel
likewise about error message output.
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