File and line numbers in error messages

Jeffrey Hutzelman jhutz at
Wed Apr 29 19:21:31 EDT 2009

--On Wednesday, April 29, 2009 06:37:43 PM -0400 Sam Hartman 
<hartmans at> wrote:

>>>>>> "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
> errors.

I agree.

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