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Re: NSSavePanel complains about .hidden

From: Nicola Pero
Subject: Re: NSSavePanel complains about .hidden
Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2002 15:55:21 +0100 (BST)

> > But if you are writing, say, a web server which is logging carefully to
> > stderr using a strict and predefined web-server specific format (possibly
> > customizable by the user in configuration files), then a log message to
> > standard error from the library is annyoing and unwanted.
> > 
> > In the domain of unix command line tools the programmer might well need
> > total control of stderr ... it *must* be possible to control this stuff,
> > at least to turn it off, or filter it, or postprocess it.
> > 
> > When your users are system administration / developers, then they see the
> > logs to stderr; stderr is part of the user interface for them.  To use
> > gnustep-base in that domain, it should be possible to have more control of
> > stderr.
> > 
> > NSLog() can never be turned off by the programmer, so if gnustep-base uses
> > hardcoded NSLog() to just write out arbitrary messages at his will, and if
> > you use gnustep-base to write your code, it's effectively impossible for
> > you to control what is written to stderr.
> > 
> > Which I find very limiting in a traditional command line environment.
> > [...]
> It should be  quite easy to add a function to  set the file descriptor
> (or a  stream, which could be  a memory stream) to  which NSLog output
> should be sent.

Looks like a nice idea. :-)

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