ANN: Logging Package v0.4.9.4 released

Michael Hoffman m.h.3.9.1.without.dots.at.cam.ac.uk at example.com
Sun Sep 26 14:11:07 CEST 2004


Vinay Sajip wrote:

> What exactly is hard to use? An example of the minimalist way of
> logging:
> 
> import logging
> 
> logging.warn("This is your %s warning", "first")
> #similarly you can call logging.debug(), logging.info() etc.

Wow. I never realized you could do that. Apparently I'm not the only one.

I think it is mainly a problem with the documentation. My personal 
experience: I found that on the top-level logging module documentation 
there's about 2.5 pages of text that seems to go on and on in much more 
detail than I wanted for a simple use case. So I look for an example. 
Aha! There's a "basic example" page. But the "basic example" given in 
the docs has 7 lines of setup before I can even add something to the 
log. I always assumed that most of that was necessary.

I personally have found the logging module very useful when I have used 
it. Now that I know how easy it is to get access to the root logger I'll 
use it a lot more!
-- 
Michael Hoffman



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