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@@ -404,6 +404,15 @@ For Python scripts:
documentation for version 2.6 does not mention this prefix, it has
been supported since version 2.6.0.
+Error Messages
+
+ - Do not end error messages with a full stop.
+
+ - Do not capitalize ("unable to open %s", not "Unable to open %s")
+
+ - Say what the error is first ("cannot open %s", not "%s: cannot open")
+
+
Writing Documentation:
Most (if not all) of the documentation pages are written in the