Wolfram Language & System 10.0 (2014)|Legacy Documentation

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The Wolfram Language uses its symbolic architecture to provide a convenient modular framework for generating and managing messages, both in programs and interactive sessions.


Quiet evaluate an expression "quietly", outputting no messages

Off globally switch off a message

On switch on a message or a group of messages (some messages are off by default)

"Symbolics","Graphics","Compiler",... named groups of messages

Assert give an assertion to be checked when code is executed

MessageName (::) the symbolic name for a message, assigned with =

Message output a named message, filling in specified elements

Check check whether a message has been generated

Messages in Notebooks

MessageDialog put up a message dialog

Beep  ▪  Speak  ▪  EmitSound

Why the Beep?  ▪  Why the Coloring?

$MessagePrePrint a function to apply to message arguments before printing

$MessageList  ▪  MessageList  ▪  MessagePacket

$Language the default global language for messages

$MessageGroups resettable lists of messages, mostly off by default