Arthur Axel "fREW" Schmidt

NAME

Log::Sprintf - Format strings the way Log::log4perl does, without all the weight

VERSION

version 0.001003

SYNOPSIS

 my $log_formatter = Log::Sprintf->new({
   category => 'DeployMethod',
   format   => '[%L][%p][%c] %m',
 });

 $log_formatter->sprintf({
   line     => 123,
   package  => 'foo',
   priority => 'trace',
   message  => 'starting connect',
 });

Or to add or override flags, make a subclass and use it instead:

 package SuprLogr;
 use base 'Log::Sprintf';

 sub codes {
   return {
     c => 'coxyx',
     x => 'xylophone',
   }
 }

 sub coxyx { 'COXYX' }

 sub xylophone { 'doink' }

and elsewhere...

 my $log_formatter = SuprLogr->new({ format => '[%c][%x] %m' });

 $log_formatter->sprintf({ message => 'GOGOGO' });

DESCRIPTION

This module is meant as a mostly drop in replacement for the log formatting system that Log::log4perl uses; it doesn't bring in all of the weight of Log::log4perl and allows you to add new flags in subclasses.

DIFFERENCES FROM LOG4PERL

Instead of %p{1} for a single character priority, this uses %{1}p. Similarly, instead of %m{chomp} for a message with a trailing newline removed, this uses %{chomp}m.

METHODS

new

 my $log_formatter = Log::Sprintf->new({
   category     => 'WebServer',
   format       => '[%L][%C] %m',
   priority     => 'trace',
 })

returns a freshly instantiated Log::Sprintf object. Currently it has the following options, none of which are required.

arguments

  • format - the format to use for logging. See "formats" for what's available.

  • category - what category we are logging to

  • priority - the priority or level we are logging to (trace, debug, etc)

  • package - the package you are logging from

  • date - the date the log happened

  • file - the file you are logging from

  • host - the host you are logging from

  • line - the line you are logging from

  • subroutine - the subroutine you are logging from

  • pid - the pid you are logging from

  • priority - the priority (level) you are logging at

  • milliseconds_since_start - milliseconds since program start

  • milliseconds_since_last_log - milliseconds since previous log

  • stacktrace - full stacktrace

formats

sprintf

Takes the exact same arguments as "new" with the additional message argument. Returns a formatted string. Note that if a flag is included in your format but its corresponding value is not included in the call to sprintf you will get lots of warnings.

format

Returns the current format

SUBCLASSING

This module was designed from the start to be subclassed. All you need to know to subclass it (to add or change formatting codes) is that the codes subroutine should be defined in your subclass, and should return a hashref where keys are codes and values are the names of methods your class defines to fill in the values of those codes.

MESSAGE METHODS

milliseconds_since_start

returns milliseconds since instantiation

milliseconds_since_last_log

returns milliseconds since last log

line

returns line

file

returns file

package

returns package

subroutine

returns subroutine

category

returns category

message

returns message; if passed "chomp" it will remove a trailing newline from message

priority

returns priority; if passed a true value it will only return the first character

date_str

returns date formatted as YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS

host

returns host

location

returns location (as in "$subroutine $file:$line")

newline

returns newline

pid

returns process id

SEE ALSO

Log::Log4perl

this module has a lot of really neat ideas

Log::Structured

you can use this module to fill in the values for "sprintf"

AUTHOR

Arthur Axel "fREW" Schmidt <frioux+cpan@gmail.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2015 by Arthur Axel "fREW" Schmidt.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.