The project I am working on uses pymodbus which I am sure shares a
fairly common attribute with many other modules of using Python's
standard Logging mechanism - a very reasonable choice even for a
module that supports Twisted, the library can also be used entirely
synchronously and thus would not want a required dependency of
It struck me that it would be great to be able to redirect the
standard logging library to use twisted.logger by some sort of 'Clever
Monkey Patching' and that this may be a relatively common
requirement... however after extensive searching, and asking on the
pymodbus list, I can't find any evidence that such a thing has ever
been attempted or discussed.
The reverse mechanism of sending twisted.logger's output to the
standard library is of course handled by the
twisted.logger.STDLibLogObserver (and similar in twisted legacy
logging) but the documentation for this even suggests why this is a
bad idea: 'Warning: specific logging configurations (example: network)
can lead to this observer blocking.' which seems to me why it would be
better to attempt this the other way around...
Am I crazy to even think this? is it just the rambling of
Python/Twisted newb? Or is there something I'm missing that would make
this impossible to do generically, and awkward to provide a vague
recipe of how to do?
I do appreciate that twisted.logger offers a more feature rich
(structured) API and the Logging API would only be able to provide
level and text but it would be better than loosing any possibly useful
log messages from used modules in my mind.
If anyone can enlighten me I would be most appreciative,
Daniel Sutcliffe <dansut(a)gmail.com>