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Subject: Re: [boost] [log] Comments
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-15 14:36:17

Vladimir Prus wrote:
> On Monday 15 March 2010 20:24:49 Andrey Semashev wrote:
> > On 03/15/2010 01:45 PM, Vladimir Prus wrote:
> > >
> > > Also, it prints the thread "number",
> > > on my system a hex string. I am not sure thread id should
> > > be part of trivial logging.
> >
> > Why not? Why can't a multithreaded application use trivial logging?
> Because hex string, in a log, is completely useless. It is of
> any use if you
> are attached to a still-running application, and can actually
> figure what a thread id means in your program.

I disagree. The distinct thread IDs allow one to distill the output contributed by different threads. One can filter the output to see only that for a particular thread, for example. The output logged will indicate the thread, if the threads are created for different tasks. If the threads are simply divvying up parallelizable work, then the separate IDs are still useful to understand how much work was done by each thread and, perhaps, how the work was divided.

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

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