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From Marc Slemko <ma...@worldgate.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] inaddr printf stuff
Date Tue, 07 Apr 1998 21:38:28 GMT
On Tue, 7 Apr 1998, Martin Kraemer wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 07, 1998 at 03:51:02AM -0700, Dean Gaudet wrote:
> > But the disadvantage is that it still requires a lot
> > of code to be fixed, and folks will still forget this stuff in their error
> > messages.
> 
> If they forget to fix it, then aplog_rerror() won't help either.

If I have to add a error message, and I have a choice between formatting
the whole message myself, keeping a consistent format, etc. and just
including the minimal information, I will include the minimal information.
If I have a choice between  using a function that includes extra
information automatically and using one that doesn't, I will probably use
one that includes extra information.

Consistent log messages are good.  Not having a zillion different formats
for the same thing is good.  "template" functions for logging specific
types of messages are good, they just can't go overboard.


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