Sometimes it's also nice to be able to get everything in a file, not
just printed, would be nice if it could have that option.

On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 6:50 PM, Thorsten Jolitz <tjol...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi List,
>
> sometimes I start putting a lot of (maybe too many) 'msg calls in my
> code for debugging purposes, what then triggers memories of logging
> frameworks for Java I once read about.
>
> Would it make sense to add such a logging framework to the language as a
> kind of third debugging tool (besides trace and debug)? I was thinking
> about something along the line of
>
>  - a new global variable *Log
>  - two new functions 'log and 'unlog
>  - an equivalent to ! as debugging breakpoint (e.g. § or whatever as
>    logging point)
>
> *Log would then be NIL or one of several logging levels
> (e.g. 1,2,3). (log func) would then put § before all expressions of a
> function, (unlog func) remove them. Depending on the logging level, §
> would do nothing or, e.g., print the expression and the results of
> what (e) and (d) do during debugging, and maybe all variables with
> their actual values in that expression.
>
> What do you think?
>
> --
> cheers,
> Thorsten
>
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