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From Dean Gaudet <dgau...@arctic.org>
Subject Re: new log bleh
Date Mon, 15 Sep 1997 05:00:00 GMT


On Sun, 14 Sep 1997, Marc Slemko wrote:

> On Sun, 14 Sep 1997, Dean Gaudet wrote:
> 
> > - add logging levels to the existing special functions like log_unixerr
> >     which is supposed to log errno, then use this when you want the
> >     errno included.
> > 
> > - remove automatic errno printing in aplog_printf
> > 
> > - remove the numeric errno
> 
> Keep the numeric errno in the log_unixerr equiv.  There is often 
> no nice way to go from strerror(errno) to errno, and I have seen
> some very obscene translations from errno to text.

Sure.

> > - remove the filename/line numbers, make them a #define or something if you
> >     want... but I guarantee that as soon as we make a release and we
> >     get reports of an error on a specific line I'll be searching for the
> >     text, not the line number when a user submits an error report.
> >     Because our code base will be different than what the user is using.
> > 
> >     I'd really hate it if the existance of file/line becomes a crutch when
> >     we add new messages in the future -- i.e. that we're not descriptive
> >     enough in the new messages to distinguish them from other messages
> >     in the code.
> 
> I kindof like this feature.  Even with a different source base,
> the filename is useful.

Sure, filename only.

Dean


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