[GRASS-dev] message standardization on wiki

Gerald Nelson gnelson at uiuc.edu
Wed Apr 11 09:49:07 EDT 2007

More controversially, it would be good if the error message was 

a. as descriptive as possible (Instead of just "Cannot read raster row [%d]" say "Cannot read raster row [%d]. End of file reached")

b. followed by suggestions on how to fix the problem (End of file fixed. The file has x rows and y columns but you were trying to read row x+1.)


---- Original message ----
>Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 15:07:21 +0200
>From: "Martin Landa" <landa.martin at gmail.com>  
>Subject: [GRASS-dev] message standardization on wiki  
>To: grass-dev <grass-dev at grass.itc.it>, translations at grass.itc.it
>Hi all,
>updating Czech translation of GRASS I am suggesting some of standard
>messages. There are lot of library functions which are very often used
>(e.g. G_find_cell2() or G_find_vector2()), but messages are *very*
>different, see
>Please feel free to extend the list of "standard messages", correct
>existing (cannot -> could not?, ...), etc. then I will be happy to
>change messages in GRASS code according this proposal.
>Not important, but really pain for GRASS translators...
>Martin Landa <landa.martin at gmail.com> * http://gama.fsv.cvut.cz/~landa *
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