I've had a bit of a search, and I can't find this, but I can't believe it's unique.
When I hit the Verify/Compile button in the development environment and there's something wrong with my program one of three things happens:
I get an error message telling me in which function the error is and what I've done wrong.
I get an error message telling me in which function some unspecified error is.
I get no error message, but the error bar in the window goes red to tell me there's an error somewhere or other that could be anything. >
In the last two cases, how do I find out what's wrong?
I get the same problems with a number of different devices in the Arduino family. I'm running Arduino-0015 under Ubuntu.