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November 11, 2003 12:03 AM

Broken: Software error message

Gabriel Tinnaro writes:

Well, did it, or didn't it? I love those "WARNING: EVERYTHING IS OKAY"

Classic mixed message.


Yes, and it's even got a cancel button: So do you cancel the already successfully completed operation because the error occurred? Would cancel undo what's already been done?

Posted by: Travis Smith at November 11, 2003 12:24 PM

LOL! That made my morning. At least it didn't have "Yes" and "No" buttons.

Posted by: Micahel Spina at November 13, 2003 08:11 AM

This is actually a depressingly common programming error. What happened there was that it displayed the string corresponding to the error code it got from the system call that failed. Y'know, "No such file or directory" or similar.

The problem is that all the system calls store their error codes in the same variable, and they ran another system call, which completed successfully, before reading the error code.

The OK and Cancel buttons mystify me, tho.

Posted by: Kalthare at February 13, 2006 08:47 PM

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