[Bugs] #2386 UNSP: Calculate

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Tue Sep 28 15:17:14 EDT 2010

#2386: Calculate
    Reporter:  greenfeld                  |          Owner:  rwh                        
        Type:  enhancement                |         Status:  new                        
    Priority:  Unspecified by Maintainer  |      Milestone:  Unspecified by Release Team
   Component:  Calculate                  |        Version:  0.84.x                     
    Severity:  Minor                      |       Keywords:                             
Distribution:  OLPC                       |   Status_field:  Unconfirmed                
 I am not quite certain how to phrase this for kids, but right now
 Calculate has a slightly confusing way of telling user where an error is
 when it detects it.

 In the case where a child may be using smaller numbers, it is possible to
 create expressions like:


 which are invalid.  Attempting to evaluate these in calculate will result
 in error messages like "Error at 5: Parse error" for this case.  But the
 error is not at the "5" above; the error is referring actually to the
 fifth character position.

 Is there a kid friendly, translatable way to say "position" in this

 This is mitigated somewhat because depending on where the error is, the
 error location may or may not be highlighted in red (presuming you have a
 color screen active).  The highlight only does not seem to appear if it is
 believed to be after the end of the string.

Ticket URL: <http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/2386>
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