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This article describes a method to enable an end user to readily distinguish the severity of an error reported by an application program.
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Audible Tone Indication of Execution Status
This article describes a method to enable an end user to readily distinguish
the severity of an error reported by an application program.
Where a user is at a work station and requesting functions of an underlying
application, the user may not be able to readily determine whether the request
completed, and if so whether it completed normally or with exception status.
Typically, exceptions are reported with application-specific message text or with
message numbers that would require the user to look into a manual before the
severity or cause of the exception could be understood. With the advent of
today's multi-tasking workstations and multi-windowing applications, the
application wishing to indicate completion or exception status may not be the
foreground application that owns the display. Rather, the message text may be
presented in a logical screen group not visible to the end user. The end user
may not know for some time about the status being reported by a given
The message text may even be lost due to follow-on applications starting in
the screen group that gain control of the logical display buffer. By providing a
tone sequence generation facility, an end user can be notified of the completion
of non-visible applications and the level of exception status that an application
wishes to report.
The usefulness of this facility can readily be seen in the following example.