[Python-Dev] Redirecting stdout/stderr to the logging module (was Re: Using logging in the stdlib and its unit tests)

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Wed Dec 8 19:18:07 CET 2010

On Thu, 9 Dec 2010 03:28:36 +1000
Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 2:46 AM, Vinay Sajip <vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> > Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan <at> gmail.com> writes:
> >> P.S. On a completely unrelated note, has anyone thought about creating
> >> a write-only TextIO stream that outputs received writes via the
> >> logging module?
> >>
> >
> > Is this for use at the C level? At the Python level, there's a post I wrote a
> > while back which shows how to use a logger like an output stream:
> >
> > http://plumberjack.blogspot.com/2009/09/how-to-treat-logger-like-output-stream.html
> Similar in concept, but more full-featured (i.e. supporting the
> relevant IO ABCs), allowing it to be used as a replacement for
> stdout/stderr.

That would be an interesting idea. It would fit in the logging module
rather than the io module IMO.
However, there are some limitations due to the fact that logging is
line-based while people may output arbitrary text on stderr (perhaps
ASCII-formatted tables, who knows).



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