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RE: logging: are we there yet?

From: Filipe Fernandes <fernandes.fd_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-07-28 02:33:51 CEST

Nicolás Lichtmaier wrote:
> Nobody has complained about Apache logging to its specific files. Simple
> file-logging has several advantages: Logs are the same cross-platform,
> and Subversion is heavily cross-platform. Tools can be written to
> accesss them, process them and give statistics. Of course, it should
> still be posible to configure the logging system to send logs above a
> certain priority to the system log.
>
> What do you think?

I definitely agree with Nicolás that logging should not be platform
specific by tying it down as win32 events or Unix syslogd. In the
spirit of Subversion's cross platform design, I see no problem logging
to the file system (In fact, I think it's more flexible).

External tools can then be written by those who desire it, to capture
this information and record them as win32 or syslogd events to be
captured.

Using the OS's facilities to perform the logging function would only
serve to hinder subversion's cross platform endeavors and make it more
difficult for those who want to access that info programmatically using
the OS's logging capabilities as opposed to simply interpreting log
files.

filipe

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