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Re: RFC: Automatic logger module

by Anonymous Monk
on Mar 24, 2015 at 07:31 UTC ( #1121097=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to RFC: Automatic logger module

What do you think?

I think its fantastic you want to share code ie contribute something :)

Do you think you'd like to use such a Perl module?

Nope, because it already exists :) ALMOST its called Capture::Tiny/IO::Capture::Stderr/IO::Capture::Stdout/Tie::STDERR/Tie::STDOUT

almost exists but not exactly identical to your usage/api

So is there room for your module on CPAN? yes there is room, CPAN not afraid of crowding :)

Do you like the name 'Auto::Log'?

No, it introduces a new namespace "Auto" and auto is a meaningless filler word, like "API" .. its a stopword ... yes, CPAN is full of APIs that do stuff automatically ... even log stuff "automatically" ... auto is one of

Also, your module is not really a "Logging" module, all it does is redirect STDOUT/STDERR while most "logging" module provide granularity/filtering/timestamps...

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