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Re: logging: are we there yet?

From: Brian Holmes <svndev_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-07-28 03:23:13 CEST

On 7/27/05, Filipe Fernandes <fernandes.fd@gmail.com> wrote:
> Nicols 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 Nicols 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).

Can't we support both worlds? I don't think this is an either/or situation.
 
> 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.

Using the OS facilities without providing a standard cross-platform
method would hinder it, but supporting both would not.

- Brian

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