[TxMt] XCode - Clickable error messages

Allan Odgaard throw-away-1 at macromates.com
Sat May 5 09:10:20 UTC 2007

On 3. May 2007, at 16:37, Gerd Knops wrote:

> [...]
> You know, I still haven't forgiven you for removing that output  
> option where one could enter a pattern. Since then my tools spend a  
> lot more code on formatting output then on getting their job done.

Here’s an idea: write your own tool and use that:

     «my command»|«my tool that catches output»

You could do that tool in a dozen lines of perl and use tm_dialog to  
open the output console. Within a few hours, you should have  
something vastly superior to that crappy window I killed.

> And now you want me to replace NSLog(@"I am here")
> with something that opens some stupid file handle, then has to  
> write (to get a line break) something like NSLog(@"<ihateallan>I am  
> here</ihateallan>")? I hope you are kidding!

No, I wanted to enable programs to optionally do richer error  
reporting (during development). Look at the runners we have for  
AppleScript, Ruby, Python, etc. and how they present errors to the  
user. This looks much better than a simple “some_file.cc: 
85:5:Warning: bla bla bla”.

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