Arlin Stoltzfus > Bio-NEXUS > Bio::NEXUS::Util::Logger

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NAME ^

Bio::NEXUS::Util::Logger - Logging for Bio::NEXUS.

SYNOPSIS ^

 use Bio::NEXUS::Util::Logger;
 
 # can instantiate as (singleton) object, in this case telling it that only
 # messages from Bio::NEXUS::Forest with log level >= 3 are displayed...
 my $logger->new( -level => 3, -class => 'Bio::NEXUS::Matrix' );
 
 
 #...or use static...
 Bio::NEXUS::Util::Logger->info("Log level too low for this to be printed");
 Bio::NEXUS::Matrix->VERBOSE( -level => 2 );
 Bio::NEXUS::Util::Logger->info("Not any more, now we're talking");

DESCRIPTION ^

This class defines a logger, a utility object for logging messages. The other objects in Bio::NEXUS use this logger to give detailed feedback about what they are doing at per-class, user-configurable log levels (debug, info, warn, error and fatal). You can tell the logger for each class how verbose to be. The least verbose is level 0, in which case only 'fatal' messages are shown. The most verbose level, 4, shows debugging messages, include from internal methods (i.e. ones that start with underscores, and special 'ALLCAPS' perl methods like DESTROY or TIEARRAY). For example, to monitor what the root class is doing, you would say:

 $logger->( -class => 'Bio::NEXUS', -level => 4 )

To define global verbosity you can omit the -class argument.

METHODS ^

CONSTRUCTOR

new()

Constructor for Logger.

 Type    : Constructor
 Title   : new
 Usage   : my $logger = Bio::NEXUS::Util::Logger->new;
 Function: Instantiates a logger
 Returns : a Bio::NEXUS::Util::Logger object
 Args    : -verbose => verbosity, 0 .. 4 (optional)
                   -package => a package for which to set verbosity (optional)  

head2 LOGGING METHODS

log()

Prints argument debugging message, depending on verbosity.

 Type    : logging method
 Title   : log
 Usage   : $logger->log( "WARN", "warning message" );
 Function: prints logging message, depending on verbosity
 Returns : invocant
 Args    : message log level, logging message
debug()

Prints argument debugging message, depending on verbosity.

 Type    : logging method
 Title   : debug
 Usage   : $logger->debug( "debugging message" );
 Function: prints debugging message, depending on verbosity
 Returns : invocant
 Args    : logging message
info()

Prints argument informational message, depending on verbosity.

 Type    : logging method
 Title   : info
 Usage   : $logger->info( "info message" );
 Function: prints info message, depending on verbosity
 Returns : invocant
 Args    : logging message
warn()

Prints argument warning message, depending on verbosity.

 Type    : logging method
 Title   : warn
 Usage   : $logger->warn( "warning message" );
 Function: prints warning message, depending on verbosity
 Returns : invocant
 Args    : logging message
error()

Prints argument error message, depending on verbosity.

 Type    : logging method
 Title   : error
 Usage   : $logger->error( "error message" );
 Function: prints error message, depending on verbosity
 Returns : invocant
 Args    : logging message
fatal()

Prints argument fatal message, depending on verbosity.

 Type    : logging method
 Title   : fatal
 Usage   : $logger->fatal( "fatal message" );
 Function: prints fatal message, depending on verbosity
 Returns : invocant
 Args    : logging message
set_listeners()

Adds listeners to send log messages to.

 Type    : Mutator
 Title   : set_listeners()
 Usage   : Bio::NEXUS::Util::Logger->set_listeners( sub { warn shift } )
 Function: Sets additional listeners to log to (e.g. a file)
 Returns : invocant
 Args    : One or more code references
 Comments: On execution of the listeners, the first (and only) argument 
           is the log message.
PREFIX()

Getter and setter of path prefix to strip from source file paths in messages.

 Type    : Mutator/Accessor
 Title   : PREFIX()
 Usage   : Bio::NEXUS::Util::Logger->PREFIX( '/path/to/Bio/NEXUS' )
 Function: Sets/gets $PREFIX
 Returns : Verbose level
 Args    : Optional: a path
 Comments:
VERBOSE()

Setter for the verbose level. This comes in five levels: 0 = only fatal messages (though, when something fatal happens, you'll most likely get an exception object), 1 = errors (hopefully recoverable), 2 = warnings (recoverable), 3 = info (useful diagnostics), 4 = debug (almost every method call)

 Type    : Mutator
 Title   : VERBOSE()
 Usage   : Bio::NEXUS::Util::Logger->VERBOSE( -level => $level )
 Function: Sets/gets verbose level
 Returns : Verbose level
 Args    : 0 <= $level && $level <= 4
 Comments:

REVISION ^

 $Id: Logger.pm,v 1.3 2010/09/22 20:05:51 astoltzfus Exp $
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