Apache::TestTrace(3)  User Contributed Perl Documentation Apache::TestTrace(3)

Apache::TestTrace - Helper output generation functions
           use Apache::TestTrace;

           # test sub that exercises all the tracing functions
           sub test {
               print $Apache::TestTrace::LogFH
                     "TraceLevel: $Apache::TestTrace::Level\n";
               $_->($_,[1..3],$_) for qw(emerg alert crit error
                                         warning notice info debug todo);
               print $Apache::TestTrace::LogFH "\n\n"

           # demo the trace subs using default setting

               # override the default trace level with 'crit'
               local $Apache::TestTrace::Level = 'crit';
               # now only 'crit' and higher levels will do tracing lower level

               # set the trace level to 'debug'
               local $Apache::TestTrace::Level = 'debug';
               # now only 'debug' and higher levels will do tracing lower level

               open OUT, ">/tmp/foo" or die $!;
               # override the default Log filehandle
               local $Apache::TestTrace::LogFH = \*OUT;
               # now the traces will go into a new filehandle
               close OUT;

       This module exports a number of functions that make it easier generat-
       ing various diagnostics messages in your programs in a consistent way
       and saves some keystrokes as it handles the new lines and sends the
       messages to STDERR for you.

       This module provides the same trace methods as syslog(3)'s log levels.
       Listed from low level to high level: emerg(), alert(), crit(), error(),
       warning(), notice(), info(), debug(). The only different function is
       warning(), since warn is already taken by Perl.

       The module provides another trace function called todo() which is use-
       ful for todo items. It has the same level as debug (the highest).

       If you have "Term::ANSIColor" installed the diagnostic messages will be
       colorized, otherwise a special for each function prefix will be used.

       If "Data::Dumper" is installed and you pass a reference to a variable
       to any of these functions, the variable will be dumped with

       Functions whose level is above the level set in $Apache::Test-
       Trace::Level become NOPs. For example if the level is set to alert,
       only alert() and emerg() functions will generate the output. The
       default setting of this variable is warning. Other valid values are:
       emerg, alert, crit, error, warning, notice, info, debug.

       By default all the output generated by these functions goes to STDERR.
       You can override the default filehandler by overriding $Apache::Test-
       Trace::LogFH with a new filehandler.

       When you override this package's global variables, think about localiz-
       ing your local settings, so it won't affect other modules using this
       module in the same run.

        o provide an option to disable the coloring altogether via some flag
          or import()

       Stas Bekman with contributions from Doug MacEachern

perl v5.8.0                       2002-05-19              Apache::TestTrace(3)