Thomas Stanley

NAME

Logger::Simple - Implementation of the Simran-Log-Log and Simran-Error-Error modules

SYNOPSIS

  use Logger::Simple;
  my $log=Logger::Simple->new(LOG=>"/tmp/program.log");
  my $x=5;my $y=4;
  
  if($x>$y){
    $log->write("\$x is greater than \$y");
  }
  

DESCRIPTION

new

my $log=Logger::Simple->new(LOG=>"/tmp/logfile");

The new method creates the Logger::Simple object as an inside-out object. The Log parameter is a mandatory one that must be passed to the object at creation, or the object will fail. Upon creation, this method will also call the open_log method which opens the log file.

write

$log->write("This is an error message");

This method will write a message to the logfile, and will update the internal HISTORY array.

retrieve_history

my @history = $log->retrieve_history; my $msg = $log->retrieve_history;

When called in scalar context, it will return the last message written to the HISTORY array. When called in a list context, it will return the entire HISTORY array

clear_history

$log->clear_history;

This method will clear the internal HISTORY array

EXPORT

None by default.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This module is based on the Simran::Log::Log and Simran::Error::Error modules. I liked the principle behind them, but felt that the interface could be a bit better.

My thanks also goes out once again to Damian Conway for Object Oriented Perl, and also to Sam Tregar, for his book "Writing Perl Modules for CPAN". Both were invaluable references for me.

I would also like to thank Jerry Heden for his Object::InsideOut module, which I used to create this module.

AUTHOR

Thomas Stanley

Thomas_J_Stanley@msn.com

I can also be found on http://www.perlmonks.org as TStanley. You can also direct any questions concerning this module there as well.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright E 2002-2006 Thomas Stanley. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can distribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

SEE ALSO

perl(1).

Object::InsideOut

Simran::Log::Log

Simran::Error::Error