Re: GNOME HIG: Feedback Wanted

In the old days of mainframe computers, each application had a messages and codes manual.  Each application received a three character prefix, followed 5 digit number beginning at 0, followed by one of I (informative), W(warning), E(error) and Q(question). We don't have to stick to three characters,for example, gedit00012Q "Save or Quit?"

The use of the code allows for rapid search for debugging (bugzilla) and for user to perform corrective action, or even a disregard (in the case of I type messages).

Perhaps the code could be displayed at the tail end of the message. 

Its just an idea to consider and to possibly implement over time.

Mr. Leslie Satenstein
Montréal Québec, Canada

From: Allan Day <allanpday gmail com>
To: Alexandre Franke <alexandre franke gmail com>
Cc: desktop-devel-list <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2015 12:02 PM
Subject: Re: GNOME HIG: Feedback Wanted

Alexandre Franke <alexandre franke gmail com> wrote:
> has
> nothing on error messages. Can we have guidelines on what is preferred
> between "Cannot…", "Could not…", "Failed to…", etc. for a bit more
> consistency?

Sure thing - can you file a bug for that? I'm hoping to get some time
for the HIG at some point this cycle.

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