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compiler messages indicators

Unread postby mcgraf » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:20 pm

When we compile, our projects typically have several screens' worth of compiler messages. It is difficult to see what is what as the icons we've encountered are the same, but the message text indicates something additional is off. It is difficult to catch the errors (a linked topic is missing, for example) from the expected results (silently included links, for example).

I am asking for some additional ways to show differences between the compiler messages so as to see them more easily when scrolling the list. Bonus would be able to sort or filter on message types.
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Re: compiler messages indicators

Unread postby Tim Green » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:11 am

You can already filter the messages in the compiler output, this may help you.

View > Program Options > Compilers:

compilermessages.png


You can also save the compiler report to an HTML file with the button above the report and then filter it in an editor.
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Re: compiler messages indicators

Unread postby mcgraf » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:13 pm

I had forgotten about that setting.

The errors are easy to identify.
errors.png


I've already told the application to silently include links, so those warnings are not warnings but the expected result. However, when there is a problem with the silently-included link, then I need to address it. Those are the ones that are harder to see. Excluding warnings globally will not tell me what I need to know about the compilation.

warnings.png


True, I could save the results and search for "undefined" in another application. It'd be easier - for me :) to have it inside H&M.
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Re: compiler messages indicators

Unread postby Tim Green » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:19 am

Hi Mark,

Thanks for the details. We're looking into ways of improving this. 8)
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