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D - An appeal for slightly cleaner messages

reply "Matthew Wilson" <dmd synesis.com.au> writes:
dmd -c -IH:\SynSoft\D -release -inline
synsoft\win32\regutil.d -ofsynsoft\win32\regutil.obj
synsoft\win32\regutil.d(452): function RegCreateKeyExA (HKEY
hkey,char*lpSubKey,Reserved reserved,char*lpClass,uint dwOptions,REGSAM
samDesired,void*lpSecurityAttributes,HKEY *phkResult,uint*lpdwDisposition)
does not match argument types (HKEY ,char*,Reserved ,REG_VALUE_TYPE
,REG_OPTION ,REGSAM ,void*,HKEY *,uint*)

It'd be really cool if we could have some shmick error-reporting. A nice
two-column tabular listing of the argument types, with a * against the
erroneous ones. How about:

dmd -c -IH:\SynSoft\D -release -inline
synsoft\win32\regutil.d -ofsynsoft\win32\regutil.obj
synsoft\win32\regutil.d(452): function RegCreateKeyExA does not match
argument types
      HKEY hkey                           HKEY
      char* lpSubKey                      char*
      Reserved reserved                  Reserved
*    char* lpClass                          REG_VALUE_TYPE
*    uint dwOptions                       REG_OPTION
      REGSAM samDesired           REGSAM
      void* lpSecurityAttributes       void*
      HKEY* phkResult                 HKEY*
      uint* lpdwDisposition             uint*
Sep 17 2003
parent reply "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
At least it's better than:
    ? error
<g>. Nevertheless, you have a good point. I'm always looking for ways to
create better error messages.

"Matthew Wilson" <dmd synesis.com.au> wrote in message
news:bk9hmc$1s3h$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 dmd -c -IH:\SynSoft\D -release -inline
 synsoft\win32\regutil.d -ofsynsoft\win32\regutil.obj
 synsoft\win32\regutil.d(452): function RegCreateKeyExA (HKEY
 hkey,char*lpSubKey,Reserved reserved,char*lpClass,uint dwOptions,REGSAM
 samDesired,void*lpSecurityAttributes,HKEY *phkResult,uint*lpdwDisposition)
 does not match argument types (HKEY ,char*,Reserved ,REG_VALUE_TYPE
 ,REG_OPTION ,REGSAM ,void*,HKEY *,uint*)

 It'd be really cool if we could have some shmick error-reporting. A nice
 two-column tabular listing of the argument types, with a * against the
 erroneous ones. How about:

 dmd -c -IH:\SynSoft\D -release -inline
 synsoft\win32\regutil.d -ofsynsoft\win32\regutil.obj
 synsoft\win32\regutil.d(452): function RegCreateKeyExA does not match
 argument types
       HKEY hkey                           HKEY
       char* lpSubKey                      char*
       Reserved reserved                  Reserved
 *    char* lpClass                          REG_VALUE_TYPE
 *    uint dwOptions                       REG_OPTION
       REGSAM samDesired           REGSAM
       void* lpSecurityAttributes       void*
       HKEY* phkResult                 HKEY*
       uint* lpdwDisposition             uint*

Sep 19 2003
parent The Lone Haranguer <The_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <bkfb2b$1v2m$2 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter says...
At least it's better than:
    ? error
<g>. Nevertheless, you have a good point. I'm always looking for ways to
create better error messages.

I think you mean "more and better". Hwa hwa hwa.
Sep 19 2003