A modest proposal for better errno values...

Garance A Drosihn drosih at rpi.edu
Tue May 13 15:52:07 PDT 2003

At 1:57 AM -0700 5/13/03, Jordan Hubbard wrote:
>... and "yeah, that's a pretty silly errno value and in rather
>colloquial english at that, let's pick a more descriptive name
>like ``EUSERERR'' or something which makes any code using it
>more clear."

I think it is fine to change the name, but EUSERERR is certainly
not right.  The bikeshed is then picking an appropriate name.


seem like some plausible names, given the description of the
history behind the name, and what error is used for.  I'm sure
another hundred could be thought of after about 15 minutes with
a thesaurus.

Garance Alistair Drosehn            =   gad at gilead.netel.rpi.edu
Senior Systems Programmer           or  gad at freebsd.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute    or  drosih at rpi.edu

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