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From "Gerhard Froehlich" <>
Subject RE: [RT]: When to log exceptions
Date Wed, 19 Dec 2001 15:36:41 GMT
Carsten, all, 

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Carsten Ziegeler []
>Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2001 4:30 PM
>To: Cocoon-Dev
>Subject: [RT]: When to log exceptions
>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.

Funny I had the same idea today. I wanted to write an RT today or tomorrow ;).

>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
>I'm +1 on b).

+1 for b)

Always with the complete StackTrace??



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