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From Paul Glezen <pgle...@atdial.net>
Subject Re: Looking for opinions...
Date Mon, 10 Sep 2001 05:29:37 GMT
Mark Lepak wrote:
> 
> I am working on a project that requires logging for two purposes:
> 1.  logging system level errors, warnings, etc.. (WARN, ERROR, DEBUG)
> 2.  logging application specific events.  (User X did this)
> 
> Will the best approach be to use WARN, DEBUG, ERROR for the system level
> events and use INFO for the application specific event, or is there a
> way to use the packaged Category class for system level events and use a
> new subclass of Category to handle application specific events.
> 
Your #1 above seems like event logging while #2 seems like tracing, or
perhaps auditing.  I would recommend using two distinct categories. It
would give you the freedom of the entire Priority spectrum for each
case.  I think you will find that you need it.

- Paul

-- 
Beware of bugs in the above code.  I have
only proved it correct, not tried it.
-Don Knuth

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