I'm with you 100%, but let's turn the question around: what does your story tell us about how to implement our error reporting? It's a "cry wolf" story: too many trivial error messages devalue all error messages. I have noticed that, over time, perl has become increasingly smart about error messages; "false" error messages get weeded out. There's a lesson here: effective error reporting is hard work; it takes effort to get it right; the simplest solution (i.e. screaming bloody murder whenever something doesn't look quite right without investigating the matter further) runs the risk of having the receiving end stop listening. It's a two-way street: it takes effort to understand what the error messages are saying, but it also takes effort to code an error-reporting system worth paying attention to.
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