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Subject: Re: [boost] [log] Comments
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-15 14:32:53

Andrey Semashev wrote:
> On 03/15/2010 01:45 PM, Vladimir Prus wrote:
> > * Why is trivial logging printing the sequental number of
> > each log message? I don't think this helps anything.
> Record identifiers proved to be very useful in communication,
> surrounding the piece of log. It's much easier to write "see, there's
> that error in line 2764" than to go for lengthy explanations
> of how to find it in the file.

Since there's no binary logging, the output is likely to be written to a file. I can use many means to determine a line number from the contents of a text file without embedding a line number proxy.

> > Finally, I think by default, everybody things of logging as
> > glorified std::cout, so trivial logging better print messages
> > to console, not to a file.
> I disagree. First, you don't need the library to spam the console.

Who are you to say what we need WRT the console? We frequently write output to stderr with the express intention of redirecting it to a file or pipeline.

> Second, I consider spamming the console to be a bad idea in the first
> place. In my practice there are cases when writing _anything_ on the
> console is forbidden.

That doesn't mean doing so is wrong for anyone else.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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