OT: error messages

Jerry Jensen jerry at jhjensen.com
Tue Aug 29 20:55:07 EDT 2017


The early IBM TSS console would occasionally stop, typing “You Crashed Monito” with the rest of the system running fine. Like a driverless car with no clear destination.
.Jerry

> On Aug 29, 2017, at 5:51 PM, Phil Davis via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> One of my faves from the IBM mainframe world in the 80s and earlier:
> 
>   Probable user error. Correct and resubmit.
> 
> It's mostly intelligible although it tells you nothing.
> 
> Phil Davis
> 
> 
> 
> On 8/28/17 12:15 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote:
>> On 8/28/17 11:18 AM, Mark Wieder via use-livecode wrote:
>>> LiveCode is getting way too easy to use.
>>> I suggest implementing some of these error messages.
>>> 
>>> https://boingboing.net/2017/08/28/unnervingly-vague-error-messag.html
>>> 
>>> Or these:
>>> https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~jasonh/personal/humor/compile.html
>>> 
>>> Or at least "Underfull hbox (badness 10000)"
>>> 
>> 
>> Apple shows far more creativity than MS. Not surprised.
>> 
> 
> -- 
> Phil Davis
> 
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