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NAME ^

Log::AutoDump - Log with automatic dumping of references and objects.

VERSION ^

Version 0.08

SYNOPSIS ^

Logging as usual, but with automatic dumping of references and objects.

 use Log::AutoDump;

 my $log = Log::AutoDump->new;
    
 $log->msg( 4, "Logging at level 4 (debug)", $ref, $hashref );

 $log->warn( "Logging at warn level (2)", \@somelist, "Did you see that list?!" )

DESCRIPTION ^

When logging in development, it is common to dump a reference or object.

When working with logging systems that employ the idea of "log-levels", you can quickly end up with expensive code.

For example...

 $log->warn( "Some object:", Dumper( $obj ), "Did you like that?" );

If the level for the $log object is set lower than warn, the above log statement will never make it to any log file, or database.

Unfortunately, you have still Dumped an entire data-structure, just in case.

We take the dumping process out of your hands.

The above statement becomes...

 $log->warn( "Some object:", $obj, "Did you like that?" );

Which is easier to read/write for a start, but will also dump the obj by default.

Using Data::Dumper unless specified.

You can control the $Data::Dumper::Maxdepth by setting the dump_depth attribute at construction time, and/or change it later.

 my $log = Log::AutoDump->new( dump_depth => 3 );
 
 $log->dump_depth( 1 );

This is useful when dealing with some references or objects that may contain things like DateTime objects, which are themselves huge.

METHODS ^

Class Methods

new

Creates a new logger object.

 my $log = Log::AutoDump->new( level              => 3,
                               dumps              => 1,
                               dump_depth         => 2,
                               sort_keys          => 1,
                               quote_keys         => 0,
                               filename_datestamp => 1,
                             );

Instance Methods

level

Changes the log level for the current instance.

 $log->level( 3 );

dumps

Controls whether references and objects are dumped or not.

 $log->dumps( 1 );

dump_depth

Sets $Data::Dumper::Maxdepth.

 $log->dump_depth( 3 );

sort_keys

Sets $Data::Dumper::Sortkeys.

 $log->sort_keys( 0 );

quote_keys

Sets $Data::Dumper::Quotekeys.

 $log->quote_keys( 0 );

filename

Set the filename.

 $log->filename( 'foo.log' );

msg

 $log->msg(2, "Hello");

This method expects a log level as the first argument, followed by a list of log messages/references/objects.

This is the core method called by the following (preferred) methods, using the below mapping...

 TRACE => 5
 DEBUG => 4
 INFO  => 3
 WARN  => 2
 ERROR => 1
 FATAL => 0

trace

 $log->trace( "Trace some info" );

A trace statement is generally used for extremely low level logging, calling methods, getting into methods, etc.

debug

 $log->debug( "Debug some info" );

info

 $log->info( "Info about something" );

warn

 $log->warn( "Something not quite right here" );

error

 $log->error( "Something went wrong" );

fatal

 $log->fatal( "Looks like we died" );

TODO ^

simple scripts (the caller stack)

extend to use variations of Data::Dumper

AUTHOR ^

Rob Brown, <rob at intelcompute.com>

BUGS ^

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-log-autodump at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Log-AutoDump. I will be notified, and then you will automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

SUPPORT ^

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc Log::AutoDump

You can also look for information at:

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright 2012 Rob Brown.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; or the Artistic License.

See http://dev.perl.org/licenses/ for more information.

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