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SubjectRe: kernel support for non-English user messages
>> I thought you might be seriously in need of some mental evaluation
>> when you claimed that users "liked looking up error numbers in
>> manuals".
>
>
> Not the looking up part, but that fact that the explanation
> for every single message the software could emit was available.
>
> Today it's all HTML documents or PDFs or something, but it's still
> a staggering amount of information. I have ~300MB of Oracle
> documentation on one desktop, 6 of it server error messages alone.
> Every possible message is explained to some extent, except this one:

IMHO, it'd be better to just make the kernel error messages meaningful.
Keeping a large pile of documentation in sync with the source is
a PITA.

M.

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