A modest proposal for better errno values...
jkh at apple.com
Tue May 13 17:11:07 PDT 2003
If it's just used for kernel errors, I was pretty happy with the
EDONTPANIC suggestion someone made earlier. :)
On Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at 03:51 PM, Garance A Drosihn wrote:
> 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.
> EBADCOMMIT(ER) ESKIPDISASTER EAVERTWOE EAVOIDABYSS
> 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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