Error message numbers...
Posted Oct 3, 2007 19:08 UTC (Wed) by nix
In reply to: Error message numbers...
Parent article: Reviving linux-tiny
Speaking as someone who uses Oracle every day, they're bloody awful. Oh
look, I got an ORA-xxyy complaining about some column in a big query.
Which column? Oh, look, even though the RDBMS knows it refuses to tell me
because there's no way to fit that into its precious bloody message
And so on.
I'd say that 25% of my error-message-revealed bug-fixing time is spent
figuring out just what the hell the system is actually trying to tell me,
entirely because of this problem.
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