is a symbol to which general system messages are attached.


  • When you refer to a message with name s::tag in On or Off, the text of the message is obtained from General::tag if no specific message named s::tag exists.


Basic Examples  (2)

Define a general message:

Define a function that uses the system message when there are too many arguments:

This is the same as what a system function like Sin does:

The text is in General::argx:

Introduced in 1988