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From Filip Maj <...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: console / logging issues
Date Thu, 03 May 2012 16:12:45 GMT
Cool, thanks for organizing this sensibly Pat!

On 5/3/12 9:49 AM, "Patrick Mueller" <pmuellr@gmail.com> wrote:

>I'm going to start in on the console/logger issues:
>
>    console object improvements
>      https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-348
>
>    Logging levels
>      https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-611
>
>    Debug Console registers itself with an error-prone name
>      https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-617
>
>    Support DebugConsole plugin for all platforms
>      https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-618
>
>    Document how to use logging levels from Debug Console
>      https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-619
>
>    Logger functionality separated from (debug) console
>      https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-623
>
>Here's the basic idea:
>
>- create a new module/object exposed on cordova called logger
>- like log4j but smaller/simpler/sensible
>- default implementation in common/logger.js that writes all output via
>console.log()
>- if a platform has something better to implement to, override logger.js
>in
>your platform subdirectory
>- iOS has something better to implement to, so will use that as the first
>'native logger' implementation, and so the initial take at a Logger plugin
>interface (that other platforms could implement to).
>- intended for use by plugin developers today, maybe we can expose it to
>app developers later
>
>Then there's console.  Not every platform exposes a "global" console
>object.  iOS and at least one of the blackberries.  We should provide an
>implementation which matches the de facto standard Firebug Console API,
>and
>delegates to the logger if it's implemented.
>
>We'd never run into infinite loops with this.  Never. :-)
>
>I'll add some logic to the loggers/consoles so that we can ensure that
>after they've been initialized, that both are not implemented as calling
>into the other.
>
>-- 
>Patrick Mueller
>http://muellerware.org


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