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From: James Fowler (boost_list_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-16 10:09:13

Maksym Motornyy wrote:

> During development of last product I was missing good C++ logging
> library like one available in Java. I had to write it myself. Does
> somebody think that it will be useful to have it in Boost? Or there is
> such one in development?

Several projects related to logging have been mentioned recently (see
message below). I'm about to throw another in the ring which could be
used for primitive logging, although it's primary focus lies elsewhere.

The basic concept of logging is simple enough, but the wide range of
useful implementation variations makes it really hard to envision a
solid "one-size-fits-all" system. It may make sense to start working on
a common set of patterns for a logging system interface, which could be
used to consistently encapsulate many different implementations. This
same issue came up in a discussion with Brian Baatz on profiling.
Developing such an interface should be challenging enough, even without
specifying implementation, but it's a more manageable first step. It
also seems like a good way to foster cooperation among the various
projects while allowing a healthy level of diversity, ideally
improving the consistency over time for "early-adopters" of specific

- james

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [boost] Log utility
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 11:03:10 -0500
From: John Eddy <johneddy_at_[hidden]>
Reply-To: boost_at_[hidden]
To: boost_at_[hidden]
References: <E1D9cBI-0005Bt-AA_at_[hidden]>

I am still working towards improving my library. I hope to put up a new
version some time next week. (


Caleb Epstein wrote:

>On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 20:55:15 -0800, Suman Cherukuri
><suman_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>I wrote a logging library using boost libraries and other standard C++
>>functions. I'm fairly satisfied with it and using in my own product. I
>>think it'd be a good addition to Boost. What do you all think?
>There have been several discussion threads about a Boost Logging
>facility in recent months, and at least two implementations, among
>Perhaps you'd care to discuss your design and/or post some code?
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