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From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-04-09 13:55:15

> TRACE(MyTopic, LEVEL_STATUS) << "SessionID=" << SessionID << ", State=" << State << ...;
> The Stream() member function returns a reference to a an ostream derived class that
> buffers the trace message. The content of this buffer (including additional information
> such as timestamp, filename, line number, thread ID, etc.) is sent to the trace sink(s)
> in the destructor of TraceMessage.


> The "Topic" argument is a handle (opaque pointer) to a structure that contains
> information about the topic, such as current trace level of the topic, list of sinks etc.
> The Level argument is a value from 0...100 and thus checks as to whether to trace are
> very cheap (two indirections, integer comparison, and jump). We never conditionally
> remove tracing in the release build as the increased code size is far outweighed by the
> advantage of being able to diagnose systems at customer sites.

Yes, null stream isn't targeted at your problem. Our issue was never code size it was performance.
Interestingly I see no reason why null stream couldn't be used in conjunction with your macro for
those times that you want to get rid of all the tracing at build time.


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