I think it’s a “Bad Idea” to use an environment variable — who knows what Python script may be running on a given system? 

But a standard command line argument to the interpreter could be useful.


On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 8:51 AM Mike Miller <python-ideas@mgmiller.net> wrote:

On 2020-02-19 17:12, Bar Harel wrote:
> Another idea I've had that may be of use:
> PYTHONLOGGING environment variable.
> Setting PYTHONLOGGING to any log level or level name will initialize
> logging.basicConfig() with that appropriate level.
> Another option would be that -x dev or a different -x logging will initialize
> basic config.

As a heavy user of logging, I like this one a lot.  In a new project, the lack
of such a feature allows one to stick with print() perhaps longer than is prudent.

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