[Python-Dev] Bug? syslog.openlog using ident "python" by default.

Eric Smith eric at trueblade.com
Fri Mar 19 14:33:15 CET 2010

Sean Reifschneider wrote:
> If you call:
>    from syslog import syslog, openlog
>    syslog('My error message')
> Something like the following gets logged:
>    Mar 18 05:20:22 guin python: My error message
>                         ^^^^^^
> Where I'm annoyed by the "python" in the above.  This is pulled from
> the C argv[0].  IMHO, what we really want is the Python sys.argv[0].

I agree with this. The existing behavior is very annoying. I don't have 
any particular thoughts about the implementation.


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