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Re: Logging: home-grown mechanism or syslog/event-log?

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2005-07-21 22:42:20 CEST

On Thu, 2005-07-21 at 14:51 -0500, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> > How does the receiving string know when one log message ends and
> > another one begins?
[I meant to write "receiving stream" there.]

> I apologize for my ignorance. Why is this important?

> A process wants to push a message (some number of bytes, usually
> ending in \n) into a stream_t. Who cares where the message
> 'dividers' are?

If you're logging via syslog(), you want to call syslog() with a
complete log message, and not include a newline. I assume Windows event
logging is similar.

(I really advise learning about syslog() if you're not already familiar
with it.)

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