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.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI .

Institute for Electronics & Electrical Engineering (IEEE)

Dick Gaskill
Pubs Mgr
AccelGraphics, Inc.

From: Benzi Schreiber [SMTP:bschreiber -at- OLIVR -dot- COM]
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 1998 5:12 AM
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

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