[Python-Dev] Using logging in the stdlib and its unit tests

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Fri Dec 10 21:49:19 CET 2010

On Fri, 10 Dec 2010 12:31:19 -0800
Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> > The default setting of WARNING is not from Java either - it's the Unix idea that
> > verbosity should be kept to a minimum unless specifically requested. So,
> > warnings and errors should be shown, but info and debug not. Imagine if the
> > default level was DEBUG - lots of detailed stuff would be displayed, which would
> > be off-putting for most users.
> And yet, I have helped many people who were baffled by exactly what
> Bill observed: logging.info() didn't do anything. Maybe the default
> should be INFO?

Funny, because displaying only errors and silencing other messages is
exactly what I expected logging to do by default.



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