Re: Error message number standards

Subject: Re: Error message number standards
From: Dick Gaskill <dickg -at- AG3D -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 12:08:27 -0800

Not sure if there are any "standards" for error messages, but there are
several national standards organizations that might be able to help you.

Personally, I use an alpha-numerical format, as shown below. You can
set up alpha strings to designate the software module and then establish
ranges of error messages to further classify them.

NOTE: if there is any chance that you will be localizing your product
and/or docs, make SURE that the engineers create the error messages in a
message catalog, an external text file called by the software. If they
hard-code the error messages intot he code, you're going to have a lot
of extra expense and QA before the product is released. Been there,
done that.

MGR1000 Text of error message (from the software manager);
MGR1000 -1999 = SW MGR GUI error messages, MGR2000 -2999 = SW
MGR miniport error messages, etc.)

DRV1001-- (etc)


ISO (International Standards Organization) is a worldwide federation of
national standards bodies from over 110 countries. To date, ISO has
developed nearly 10,000 standards covering industrial, economic,
scientific and technological activity.
http://www.spie.org/

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI . http://www.ansi.org/

Institute for Electronics & Electrical Engineering (IEEE)
http://www.ieee.org/i3e_hp.html

Dick Gaskill
Pubs Mgr
AccelGraphics, Inc.


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From: Benzi Schreiber [SMTP:bschreiber -at- OLIVR -dot- COM]
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 1998 5:12 AM
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
Subject: Error message number standards

Does anyone know where I can find standards for numbering
program error messages, based on message type?

Benzi Schreiber
Live Picture Inc.
bschreiber -at- olivr -dot- com
http://www.livepicture.com







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