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Log::Dispatch::TextTable - log events to a textual table


version 0.031

 $Id: /my/cs/projects/logtable/trunk/lib/Log/Dispatch/ 28008 2006-11-14T22:23:03.276593Z rjbs  $


  use Log::Dispatch;
  use Log::Dispatch::TextTable;
  my $log = Log::Dispatch->new;
    name      => 'text_table',
    min_level => 'debug',
    flush_if  => sub { (shift)->event_count >= 60 },
  while (@events) {
    # every 60 events, a formatted table is printed to the screen


This provides a Log::Dispatch log output system that builds logged events into a textual table and, when done, does something with the table. By default, it will print the table.



 my $table_log = Log::Dispatch::TextTable->new(\%arg);

This method constructs a new Log::Dispatch::TextTable output object. Valid arguments are:

  send_to  - a coderef indicating where to send the logging table (optional)
             defaults to print to stdout; see transmit method
  flush_if - a coderef indicating whether, if ever, to flush (optional)
             defaults to never flush; see should_flush and flush methods
  columns  - an arrayref of columns to include in the table; message, level,
             and time are always provided


This is the method which performs the actual logging, as detailed by Log::Dispatch::Output. It adds the data to the table and may flush. (See "should_flush".)


This method returns the Text::Table object being used for the log's logging.


This method returns the current number of entries in the table.


This method transmits the current table and then clears it. This is useful for emptying large tables every now and then.


This method returns true if the logger is ready to flush its contents. This is always false, unless a flush_if callback was provided during instantiation.

The callback is passed the Log::Dispatch::TextTable object and a reference to the last entry logged.


This method sends out the table's current contents to their destination via the callback provided via the send_to argument to new.


Ricardo Signes, <>


I'd like to make it possible to transmit just the rows since the last transmit without flushing, but Text::Table needs a bit of a patch for that.


Please report any bugs or feature requests to, or through the web interface at I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.


Copyright 2005-2006 Ricardo SIGNES, All Rights Reserved.

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

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