Dear mailing list,

I'm using the logging module and write my log messages via the FileHandler. I just realized that using an external log rotation mechanism does not work. That is, new messages are not added to the file after 

In my opinion external log rotate mechanisms should work with the standard file handler.

websearch pointed me to TimedRotatingFileHandler . But this only seems like a workaround. For instance I would like to get my log file mailed once a week. But it seems difficult to sync the cron job doing this and the logging-rotation mechanism.

I think TimedRotatingFileHandler is important, e.g. for windows users. But for *nux users this seems to be unnecessary.

Just want to gather some opinions before filing a bug.