RE: Is the generic "you" implied in error messages?

Subject: RE: Is the generic "you" implied in error messages?
From: "Jeanne A. E. DeVoto" <jaed -at- jaedworks -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 20:16:41 -0800

At 2:49 PM -0800 2/10/2000, Chuck Martin wrote:
>The point's irrelevant. The correct answer is to say to the programmer: "Why
>is the program designed so the user can delete if it is not allowed at that
>point?" Worrying about grammar of a message that shouldn't appear in the
>first place is a waste of time.

You click the select the item. You press the Delete key. What should happen
at that point, a mysterious silence?

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jeanne a. e. devoto ~ jaed -at- jaedworks -dot- com
http://www.jaedworks.com






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