File and line numbers in error messages

Sam Hartman hartmans at MIT.EDU
Wed Apr 29 18:37:43 EDT 2009

>>>>> "Jeffrey" == Jeffrey Hutzelman <jhutz at> writes:

    Jeffrey> --On Wednesday, April 29, 2009 06:16:54 PM -0400 Sam
    Jeffrey> Hartman
    Jeffrey> <hartmans at> wrote:

> I'd object very strongly to a version of this complied in by default
    >> or intended to ship in end-user/OS builds.

My objection would basically be that presenting line numbers to
end-users is significantly user-hostile in terms of usability.  I
believe we can and should strive to have more usable software and not
to expect end users to get to that level of debugging for user level

I support line and file numbers for this can't happen/library internal
errors and possibly even for API usage errors.


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