Error messages, was IBM ROM BASIC or lack thereof

From: Hans B Pufal <>
Date: Wed Oct 3 15:50:20 2001

Tony Duell wrote:

> Actually, one thing that really annoys me are error messages that don't
> describe the real problem, but only the most likely cause. I need to know
> waht's really going on so that I can fix it. Odd, that....

It's not that they don't describe the real problem that annoys me most
it's messages like "File not found" with no indication of what file was
being looked for. An error message should dump all the (relevant)
information available at the point when the error was detected.

  -- HBP
Received on Wed Oct 03 2001 - 15:50:20 BST

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