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Re: Confusing error message in development version

From: Jacob Bachmeyer
Subject: Re: Confusing error message in development version
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2021 19:16:06 -0500
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Patrice Dumas wrote:
On Mon, Oct 11, 2021 at 11:25:13PM -0500, Jacob Bachmeyer wrote:
Patrice Dumas wrote:
Actually it was probably simply an oversight.  Note that I have kept the
function names in other warning messages, as either it is useful to have
the function name as the user should have used the function or the
message should not actually happen, it is more like a bug.  I am not
100% sure on the second case, but these messages are not supposed to
happen in normal cases.
What about making the message unique? "unknown variable set on command line:

I used "unknown variable from command line: OPEN_CODE_QUOTE".  I am not
an english native speaker, though.  Should I replace with "unknown
variable set on command line"?

Both make sense. Other options include: "command line sets unknown variable: %s" and "option sets unknown variable: %s"

I think the best advice I could give here would be to make it consistent with other errors occurring as a result of unrecognized options on the command line.

-- Jacob

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