doug.hellmann at gmail.com
Fri Sep 18 16:07:05 CEST 2009
On Sep 18, 2009, at 9:57 AM, Jesse Noller wrote:
> Part of the newb-to-not-newb transition would be helped by possibly
> simplifying the docs (something I am *still* working on for
> multiprocessing) - the examples can be like drinking from a fire hose.
> Doug Hellmann - the author of the Python Module of the Week is an
> *excellent* doc writer (see his logging write up here:
> and might be willing to help, give pointers, what have you.
We use the logging module extensively at work and have found the
shared state (even in a multi-threaded/multi-process situation) *much*
nicer than passing around log handles. In fact, we recently
overhauled several process that, for legacy reasons, had been using
log handles and now the code is simpler and the logs are easier to
As far as code verbosity goes, we've found the "secret" to be using a
configuration file. That makes it easy to set up default logging and
if our integrators want to tie in to their "enterprise" logging
facility they can simply reconfigure it. We don't have to build
custom hooks for them because they're already included. We *love*
writing less code!
Vinay, contact me off list if you want to talk about documentation.
I'd be happy to help in any way I can.
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