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Re: How do I get output in the console

Postby Philosopher » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:33 pm

Actually, thinking about it, it seems that there could be a fair amount of features we could add this way. For one, it seems rather easy to support reading back a logfile instead (because AFAIK that's the only place where all of the info is gathered: line number, logging class, etc.). We can basically keep track of how many lines we have parsed, and read additional lines back in (which is easy, because logging is strictly additive). This, however, would not be as nice as a cppbind-based notification system (receive logging events with a callback, get the same info that is written to the log file), so it could be used for, e.g. switching which log-levels to display in the widget, or even controlling whether to exclude certain origins (C++ vs. Nasal, specific files and lines, etc.). Neither of this would be all that complicated (luckily :D).

P.S. I like how most README/NEWS/etc. files in FG have not been updated since like 0.9.10 :shock:
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Re: How do I get output in the console

Postby Johan G » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:00 pm

Philosopher wrote in Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:33 pm:P.S. I like how most README/NEWS/etc. files in FG have not been updated since like 0.9.10 :shock:

I can be really confusing at times. Even more so when new features do not have a README.* in data/Docs, and all information I find is a wiki page missing some of the parameters of a feature that obviously is used in places.

I could go looking in the source code,* but I do not like spending literally hours in a wild goose chase trying to figure out where that feature would live in the source and what it does (been there done that).

* I can read C++ code to some extent.
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Re: How do I get output in the console

Postby Hooray » Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:06 pm

the real problem here is that it's easy for core developers to establish coding conventions and conduct code reviews when reviewing code contributed by non-core devs, but it is not that easy anymore once other core developers violate these very rules by not documenting their new features, basically the features end up in the code base, without being documented.
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