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From "Carsten Ziegeler" <cziege...@s-und-n.de>
Subject RE: [RT]: When to log exceptions
Date Thu, 20 Dec 2001 11:34:47 GMT
Giacomo Pati wrote:
> 
> On Wed, 19 Dec 2001, Carsten Ziegeler wrote:
> 
> > Hi,
> >
> > I would like to know, if we should define a policy for logging 
> exceptions.
> > Currently, sometimes exceptions are logged when they are 
> raised, sometimes
> > when they are catched and sometimes they aren't logged at all.
> >
> > This leads to the problem, that you get the same exception more 
> than once
> > in the log or you never see it (ok, the first alternative is of 
> course the
> > better one );).
> >
> > Now, if we stick to a simple rule, we could easily have all 
> exceptions in
> > the log and these only once which would make reading the log 
> files a little
> > bit easier. So, there are two alternatives:
> > a) always log an exception when it's raised but not when it's catched
> > b) always log an exception when it's catched but not when it's raised
> 
> What about reraised exceptions (I think we have those)?
> 
Thousands of them (not exactly) - according to either a) or b) these should
never be logged as using a) they are logged the first time they are thrown
and with b) they are logged when they are catched at the top.

Carsten

> Giacomo
> 
> >
> > I'm +1 on b).
> >
> > Opinions?
> >
> > Carsten
> >
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