[libvirt] [PATCH] [2/6] Add an error module and message for the hooks subsystem

Daniel Veillard veillard at redhat.com
Fri Mar 26 16:42:22 UTC 2010

On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 10:16:37AM -0600, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 03/26/2010 09:42 AM, Daniel Veillard wrote:
> > @@ -1117,6 +1120,11 @@ virErrorMsg(virErrorNumber error, const char *info)
> >                  errmsg = _("Failed to make domain persistent after migration");
> >              else
> >                  errmsg = _("Failed to make domain persistent after migration: %s");
> > +        case VIR_ERR_HOOK_SCRIPT_FAILED:
> > +            if (info == NULL)
> > +                errmsg = _("Hook script execution failed");
> > +            else
> > +                errmsg = _("Hook script execution failed: %s");
> We don't have a very consistent style.  A quick glance at virErrorMsg
> shows that maybe half of the messages start lower-case, and the other
> half start upper-case.  GNU style recommends that error messages start
> with lower-case letters (unless the first word is an acronym, such as in
> the error _("GET operation failed") for VIR_ERR_GET_FAILED), and
> although this is not a GNU project, there is something to be said for
> consistency.
> Is it worth a separate patch to make error message consistently start
> with lower-case?  maint.mk even has a syntax-check rule that we can use
> to help in this regards (sc_error_message_uppercase), although we are
> not currently using it.
> At any rate, capitalization can be a separate cleanup patch, so ACK to
> this one.

  and in general that duplication of _("") strings is just nasty,
we need to fix it, this requires translators to type everything twice
it's nasty, awful, and need to be fixed. I though about this again
when adding the entry, but I didn't want to mix issues.


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