Tomas Doran

NAME

Catalyst::Log::Log4perl - DEPRECATED (see Log::Log4perl::Catalyst)

SYNOPSIS

In MyApp.pm:

    use Catalyst::Log::Log4perl;

  # then we create a custom logger object for catalyst to use.
  # If we don't supply any arguments to new, it will work almost
  # like the default catalyst-logger.
  
    __PACKAGE__->log(Catalyst::Log::Log4perl->new());

  # But the real power of Log4perl lies in the configuration, so
  # lets try that. example.conf is included in the distribution,
  # alongside the README and Changes.
  
  __PACKAGE__->log(Catalyst::Log::Log4perl->new('example.conf'));
  

And later...

    $c->log->debug("This is using log4perl!");

DESCRIPTION

This module provides a Catalyst::Log implementation that uses Log::Log4perl as the underlying log mechanism. It provides all the methods listed in Catalyst::Log, with the exception of:

    levels
    enable
    disable

These methods simply return 0 and do nothing, as similar functionality is already provided by Log::Log4perl.

These methods will all instantiate a logger with the component set to the package who called it. For example, if you were in the MyApp::C::Main package, the following:

    package MyApp::C::Main;

    sub default : Private {
        my ( $self, $c ) = @_;
        my $logger = $c->log;
        $logger->debug("Woot!");
    }

Would send a message to the Myapp.C.Main Log::Log4perl component.

See Log::Log4perl for more information on how to configure different logging mechanisms based on the component.

METHODS

new($config, [%options])

This builds a new Catalyst::Log::Log4perl object. If you provide an argument to new(), it will be passed directly to Log::Log4perl::init.

The second (optional) parameter is a hash with extra options. Currently three additional parameters are defined:

  'autoflush'   - Set it to a true value to disable abort(1) support.
  'watch_delay' - Set it to a true value to use L<Log::Log4perl>'s init_and_watch

  'override_cspecs' - EXPERIMENTAL
      Set it to a true value to locally override some parts of
      L<Log::Log4perl::Layout::PatternLayout>. See L<OVERRIDING CSPECS> below

Without any arguments, new() will initialize a root logger with a single appender, Log::Log4perl::Appender::Screen, configured to have an identical layout to the default Catalyst::Log object.

_flush()

Flushes the cache. Much like the way Catalyst::Log does it.

abort($abort)

Causes the current log-object to not log anything, effectivly shutting up this request, making it disapear from the logs.

debug($message)

Passes it's arguments to $logger->debug.

info($message)

Passes it's arguments to $logger->info.

warn($message)

Passes it's arguments to $logger->warn.

error($message)

Passes it's arguments to $logger->error.

fatal($message)

Passes it's arguments to $logger->fatal.

is_debug()

Calls $logger->is_debug.

is_info()

Calls $logger->is_info.

is_warn()

Calls $logger->is_warn.

is_error()

Calls $logger->is_error.

is_fatal()

Calls $logger->is_fatal.

levels()

This method does nothing but return "0". You should use Log::Log4perl's built in mechanisms for setting up log levels.

enable()

This method does nothing but return "0". You should use Log::Log4perl's built in mechanisms for enabling log levels.

disable()

This method does nothing but return "0". You should use Log::Log4perl's built in mechanisms for disabling log levels.

OVERRIDING CSPECS

Due to some fundamental design incompatibilities of Log::Log4perl and Catalyst::Log all cspecs of Log::Log4perl::Layout::PatternLayout that rely on call stack information fail to work as expected. Affected are the format strings %L, %F, %C, %M, %l and %T. You can instruct Catalyst::Log::Log4perl to try to hijack these patterns which seems to work reasonable well, but be advised that this feature is HIGHLY EXPERIMENTAL and relies on a few internals of Log::Log4perl that might change in later versions of this library. Additionally, this feature is currently only tested with Log::Log4perl version 1.08 allthough the underlying internals of Log::Log4perl seem to be stable since at least version 0.47.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

The %T cspec of Log::Log4perl::Layout::PatternLayout is currently unimplemented. The implementation to get %M defies any logical approach but seems to work perfectly.

SEE ALSO

Log::Log4perl, Catalyst::Log, Catalyst.

AUTHORS

Adam Jacob, adam@stalecoffee.org

Andreas Marienborg, omega@palle.net

Gavin Henry, ghenry@suretecsystems.com (Typos)

Sebastian Willert (Overriding CSPECS)

J. Shirley jshirley@gmail.com (Adding _dump)

Tomas Doran (t0m) bobtfish@bobtfish.net (Current maintainer)

Wallace Reis (wreis) wreis@cpan.org

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2005 - 2009 the Catalyst::Log::Log4perl "AUTHORS" as listed above.

LICENSE

This library is free software. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as perl itself.




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