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Re: General variable for verbosity level.

From: Reiner Steib
Subject: Re: General variable for verbosity level.
Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2007 23:34:14 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110007 (No Gnus v0.7) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

On Mon, Dec 03 2007, Karl Fogel wrote:

> For interactive functions, `maybe-message' should behave just like
> `message' does today.  But should `message-verbosity-level' be a
> number, or something else?  It could be, for example, a symbol:
>    message-verbosity-level:
>      `none'       ==>  print no messages (except errors)
>      `important'  ==>  print only important messages
>      `regular'    ==>  ...
> This has the advantages of being clearer to users, and of allowing us
> to cleanly insert new verbosity levels in the future.

The doc string of `gmm-message' gives some additional information on
the levels:

,----[ <f1> f gmm-message RET ]
| gmm-message is a compiled Lisp function in `gmm-utils.el'.
| (gmm-message level &rest args)
| If level is lower than `gmm-verbose' print args using `message'.
| Guideline for numbers:
| 1 - error messages, 3 - non-serious error messages, 5 - messages for things
| that take a long time, 7 - not very important messages on stuff, 9 - messages
| inside loops.

Related to this: Users have asked to add a timestamp to the message
(in the *Messages* buffers).  I think this might be useful.

Bye, Reiner.
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