kdc "status" - string or number

Jeffrey Hutzelman jhutz at cmu.edu
Wed Feb 3 17:42:30 EST 2010

--On Wednesday, February 03, 2010 04:29:48 PM -0500 Zhanna Tsitkova 
<tsitkova at mit.edu> wrote:

> I suggest to make “status” an integer and use com_error tables to
> translate them into the meaningful strings when needed.

Sounds like a good idea.

> 3.    It helps communication as numbers are often easier to deal with
> in the error reports and discussions. ( have both status number and
> its text )

Yeah; people will generally say "I got error 752815800", rather than "I 
think the error code had 197 as a factor" :-)

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