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Damien Krotkine

NAME

Log::Message::Structured - Simple structured log messages

SYNOPSIS

    package MyLogEvent;
    use Moose;
    use namespace::autoclean;

    with qw/
        Log::Message::Structured
        Log::Message::Structured::Component::Date
        Log::Message::Structured::Component::Hostname
        Log::Message::Structured::Stringify::AsJSON
    /;

    has foo => ( is => 'ro', required => 1 );

    ... elsewhere ...

    use aliased 'My::Log::Event';

    $logger->log(message => Event->new( foo => "bar" ));
    # Logs:
    {"__CLASS__":"MyLogEvent","foo":1,"date":"2010-03-28T23:15:52Z","hostname":"mymachine.domain"}

DESCRIPTION

Logging lines to a file is a fairly useful and traditional way of recording what's going on in your application.

However, if you have another use for the same sort of data (for example, sending to another process via a message queue, or storing in KiokuDB), then you can be needlessly repeating your data marshalling.

Log::Message::Structured is a VERY VERY SIMPLE set of roles to help you make small structured classes which represent 'something which happened', that you can then either pass around in your application, log in a traditional manor as a log line, or serialize to JSON or YAML for transmission over the network.

COMPONENTS

The consuming class can include components, that will provide additional attributes. Here is a list of the components included in the basic distribution. More third party components may be available on CPAN.

ATTRIBUTES

Except for class, the basic Log::Message::Structured role provides no attributes. See available components in Log::Message::Structured::Component::* and consume them, or create attributes yourself, to enrich your class

class

Str,ro

An attribute that returns the name of the class that were used when creating the instance.

METHODS

The only non-accessor methods provided are those composed from MooseX::Storage related to serialization and deserialization.

as_string

Returns the event as a string. By default, returns an empty string. However as the class composes stringifier roles, as_string will return the proper string representation of the event instance.

as_hash

Returns the event as a hash. By default, returns a HashRef with all attributes, and their values. However, as the class composes modifier roles, the hash (and thus the string representation) will be changed accordingly

BUILD

An empty build method (which will be silently discarded if you have one in your class) is provided, so that additional components can wrap it (to farce lazy attributes to be built).

REQUIRED METHODS

None.

OVERLOADING

Log::Message::Structured overloads the stringify operator, and return the result of the as_string method.

A note about namespace::autoclean

namespace::autoclean does not work correctly with roles that supply overloading. Therefore you should instead use:

    use namespace::clean -except => 'meta';

instead in all classes using Log::Message::Structured.

SEE ALSO

Log::Message::Structured::Stringify::Sprintf
Log::Message::Structured::Stringify::AsJSON
Log::Message::Structured::Stringify::AsYAML

AUTHOR AND COPYRIGHT

Tomas Doran (t0m) <bobtfish@bobtfish.net>. Damien Krotkine (dams) <dams@cpan.org>.

LICENSE

Licensed under the same terms as perl itself.




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