log4py confusion

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Thu Dec 13 20:35:03 CET 2012

On 2012-12-13 18:58, Rob Richardson wrote:
> Greetings!
> I have finally gotten fed up with all of the Python scripts used in my
> company that have every parameter hard-coded.  I am rewriting one of
> them to read all of its parameters from an XML file.  Then, we can
> change the XML file to control which database it is using, whether its
> running in debug mode or not, and various other things.  One of the
> parameters I want the XML file to contain is the name of the script's
> log file.
> I have a class named Settings that will contain all the parameters read
> from the XML file.  But if something goes wrong, I want to log it.  So,
> I want to have a Logger object for it to use.  I use a hard-coded file
> name for that.  Then, after reading the XML file, I want to create a
> second Logger object that will be used by the rest of the script.
> When I try to use the second Logger object, I get an exception
> complaining that 'unicode' object has no attribute 'write'.
> The script and the exception messages are below.  Can anyone see what
> I'm doing wrong?
I think the problem might be that it's expecting a file object, not a
file name/path as you have here:


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