I am working on a client server based communication protocol stack.
I have a list of errors that could occur during the course of communication
So, if the server finds an error in connection due to cause7 of subtype3
and type2, it has to send the error report as:
errortype : 0x01
Type : 0x01
Subtype : 0x00
Cause : 0x02
So the data transferes is 01 01 00 02
I found that i can't have enum of enums in c++. And other suggestion I got
was to used a 4 byte integer for the whole error structure, so that the most significant 8 bit will show errortype, the next 8bit shows type, the next shows subtype and the least significant 8 bit shows cause. Is there any better way to do it, so that the types and subtypes and cause don't get mixed up, like type2 an't have subtype1 cause1.?