Some common Hugs error messages and their causes

Working out why Hugs gives you a particular error message can be tricky. This page pulls together a collection of error messages and the code that produced them; the entry for the error message you have provoked can hopefully help you to diagnose your particular problem.

The error explanations show some code fragments, in red, followed by the error message they provoke, in blue, and an explanation of the source of the problem. You can use this information in two ways.

You can search for particular errors by giving keywords.

Alternatively, you can view the full listing of errors in either XML or HTML formats.

Please mail me with any examples which you would like to be included in the list.

Thanks to Richard Backhouse for making this XML-based version of the errors page.

Simon Thompson, 25 September 2001.