[sword-devel] Error reading ulBuffNum

David Haslam dfhmch at googlemail.com
Wed May 25 07:21:48 MST 2011

In Windows, many of the Sword utilities (for 1.6.2) often generate these

Error reading ulBuffNum

These are sent to stdout, rather than stderr, so they get included in any
piped output from the former. The message usually occurs in triplicate!

This is an issue of considerable standing - it's been around for ages, but
no-one seems to have come up with a fix yet.

It occurs when using tools like 

Usually triggered by missing books, chapters or verses (in relation to the
defined v11n).

A search through the mailing list archive indicates that several users have
encountered the problem.
(not just me!).

Is anyone actually doing something about this?

(a) to ensure that these error messages are propelrly sent to stderr
(b) to fix the utils so that this particular error message is rarely sent


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