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Re: logging: are we there yet?

From: Nicolás Lichtmaier <nick_at_reloco.com.ar>
Date: 2005-07-28 03:41:40 CEST

>>> 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.
>>
> Oh crap.
>
> We use the OS facilities for everything else, starting with file
> manipulation. What's more, SVN's definition of "portable" includes
> "behaves like a native application". And that definitely means we
> should know how to use the platform's native logging facility.

No, that's completely crap. In your opinion, neither Apache, Exim nor
Squid, which I'm running here in Linux buxes, are native applications.
In your not-very-nice way of talking: Bullshit!

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Received on Thu Jul 28 03:45:26 2005

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