From: Gennadiy Rozental (rogeeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-02-04 14:11:28
The formal review of Logging library, proposed by John Torjo, begins today and
will run till Feb 13:
Applications today are becoming increasingly complex. Part of making them
easier to develop/maintain is to do logging. Logging allows you to see what
happened in your application. It can be a great help when debugging and/or
testing it. The great thing about logging is that you can use it on systems in
production and/or in use - if an error occurs, by examining the log, you can
get a picture of where the problem is. Good logging is mandatory in support
projects, you simply can't live without it.
Used properly, logging is a very powerful tool. Besides aiding debugging/
testing, it can also show you how your application is used (which modules,
etc.), how time-consuming certain parts of your program are, how much
bandwidth your application consumes, etc. - it's up to you how much
information you log, and where.
Package for download is available here:
http://torjo.com/code/log2.zip (version v0.22.7 is targeted for review)
or you can get the library from svn
The Boost Logging Lib has been tested with the following compilers:
Compiling using bjam is covered here:
What to include in Review Comments
Your comments may be brief or lengthy, but basically the Review Manager
needs your evaluation of the library. If you identify problems along
the way, please note if they are minor, serious, or showstoppers.
Here are some questions you might want to answer in your review:
* What is your evaluation of the design?
* What is your evaluation of the implementation?
* What is your evaluation of the documentation?
* What is your evaluation of the potential usefulness of the library?
* Did you try to use the library? With what compiler? Did you have any
* How much effort did you put into your evaluation? A glance? A quick reading?
* Are you knowledgeable about the problem domain?
And finally, every review should answer this question:
* Do you think the library should be accepted as a Boost library?
Be sure to say this explicitly so that your other comments
don't obscure your overall opinion.
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