Re: [PATCH] System File Logging

From: George (greerga@DRAGON.HAM.MUOHIO.EDU)
Date: 10/21/97

On Tue, 21 Oct 1997, Jeremy Elson wrote:

>Just FYI, it looks like this patch will only redirect messages that
>are written with fprintf() to stderr, which includes calls to log(),
>but has the very unfortunately property of not preserving any errors
>logged by perror(). [...]

Although the most frequent perror() message I've seen is gethostbyname(),
they may be helpful in some cases.

> pl12 uses a simpler scheme of alternate-file-logging that just replaces
>the stderr file descriptor with a descriptor pointing to the user's file.
>I haven't yet tried

That's another option though more complicated, I just made a 'logfile'
pointer and then used that throughout.  It defaults to stderr.

>compiling it under Windows (where it counts) so I'm not sure if it'll
>port; iff not we'll probably be forced to use a private perror
>function that mimics perror except for writing to our own file.

I have access to MSVC 4.0 and 5.0 to test it before release.

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