Make error messages more useful: add a URI

Greg Hudson ghudson at
Tue Oct 21 10:59:22 EDT 2014

On 10/21/2014 10:51 AM, Wang Shouhua wrote:
> On 9 October 2014 23:07, Greg Hudson <ghudson at> wrote:
>>> [libdefaults]
>>>     err_fmt = %E. Please see https://whatever.example/%N
>> We would probably accept a patch for this, as long as it doesn't turn
>> out to be a lot of code.  There does need to be an internal API to get
>> the unadorned message for the places where we augment or copy error
>> messages, or an equivalent means of handling those cases without doubly
>> applying the err_fmt.
> So basically you say localization doesn't matter for MIT?

I'm not sure how you reached that conclusion.  If localization didn't
matter for MIT, we would not have implemented back in 1.10.

Our built-in error messages already go through a localization step.
What do you suggest beyond this?  We cannot, of course, automatically
localize user-defined text within a custom err_fmt.

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