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Subject: Re: [boost] [log] Comments
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-15 08:40:12

On Monday 15 March 2010 15:30:20 Darryl Green wrote:

> On Mon, 2010-03-15 at 13:45 +0300, Vladimir Prus wrote:
> > Looking at the proposed libraries, I see two major issues:
> >
> > * It appears that out of the box, the proposed library does not address
> > this component/severity style of logging that I've explained above.
> Aside from the examples given, syslog still exists (complete with printf
> interface - who needs another logging lib anyway :) and has the same
> component (the tag) and severity (severity) concept, plus a time stamp
> and a "host" identifier. Common usage also includes a process ID. It
> would be instructive to see an example usage with the necessary
> attributes to construct a conventional syslog message.
> > * Why is trivial logging printing the sequental number of each log message?
> > I don't think this helps anything. Also, it prints the thread "number",
> > on my system a hex string. I am not sure thread id should be part of trivial
> > logging.
> I agree. But that said, I'm not sure what the "right" base attribute set
> should be - I'm not sure there should be one - it would be better to
> make composition from a set of commonly used attributes easier.

Maybe so -- right now it seems like you either get trivial logging with
fixed set of attributes and fixed idea where output goes, or you need to
do much more configuration.


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