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From: Caleb Epstein (caleb.epstein_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-04-02 21:22:19

On 4/2/07, JD <jean.daniel.michaud_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Caleb Epstein wrote:
> >
> > Any logging library should be free-standing and usable without
> > *requiring* macros like the above.
> Why? I like macros for this particular case. Here again there is a
> debate, that is not close to being over...

Believe me, if you propose only a macro interface to your logging
library, it won't stand a chance in the review phase.

Do not read this to mean that I think there shouldn't be *any* macros.
 Far from it. I think some macros are unavoidable and can be used
quite powerfully.

I mean that the library concepts and classes should be clearly
specified and usable without any macros. Some users will prefer the
class interfaces, and others will want to write their *own* macros
that suit their needs better than the ones you provide. All of this
is possible with a well documented interface, so start there.

Caleb Epstein

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