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From Jack Strohm <jstr...@perpetual.com>
Subject Re: Logging of arbitrary length binary data
Date Fri, 27 Aug 2004 17:21:50 GMT
In my application I might be generating a very large number of log 
events.  Most times I don't want to know what's in the blob, but for a 
small percentage of these messages I may decide that I want to convert 
the blob into a string (or use some viewer to display what is in the 
blob).  So while I may end up converting it to a human readable string I 
can delay that until I know I want to look at the event.

As for binary properties I could see that would make writing filters 
more efficnet, instead of doing a ton of string compares I can compare 
primitive data types.

What do you think?  Am I approaching this wrong?

Ceki Gülcü wrote:

> At 07:12 PM 8/27/2004, you wrote:
>> I'm not really interested in logging any object, I'm more interested 
>> in putting a blob into a logging event that I can extract later.
> Don't you need to convert the blob into a string eventually? What good 
> is a logging API if you can't read its output? What am I missing?

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