Helpful Error Message #Fail from SVN

16 Oct

svn: The version resource does not correspond to the resource within
the transaction. Either the requested version resource is out of date
(needs to be updated), or the requested version resource is newer than
the transaction root (restart the commit).

I will shortly be googling for the fix…the likely fix could have
been included in the error message above.

http://softwareas.com/error-messages-wed-rather-not-see
HINT TO AUTHORS OF COMPLICATED TOOLS:
Tell the user what happened, explain the consequences if it’s not
obvious, outline how to fix it, explain what to do if they can’t fix
it.

This kind of stuff *can* be done in a command-line tool, especially
one as widely used as SVN. For comparison, this is how Rails
does it right: http://softwareas.com/how-rails-handles-use-of-reserved-keywords-wow

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