On December 2, nickm at go2.ie said:
> [display database error] which won't mean anything to the average
> end user. Or try and parse the error messages from the database and
> report something sensible to the user.
Or three, design your GUI and your database in a sufficiently
consistent fashion that neither one nor two needs to be done. It can
be done. I've worked both on and with such systems. Of course, there's
that word "design". A lot of people don't like that, preferring the
more immediate verb "congeal"
> You're always going to need to do some validation directly in the GUI,
> unless you want a really unusable GUI.
What, like a web-based frontend? :)
 Attribution: John Bourke, a friend from college. In context,
"This code wasn't written. It /congealed/."
waider at waider.ie / Yes, it /is/ very personal of me.
smarry says, "nnnngh, would rather swan dive into a bowl of battery acid with
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