Ruby's Logger conflict with Log4r's Logger


#1

Both of them has a class named “Logger”

I used to include Log4r in my code so I can use Logger as a shortcut of
Log4r::Logger .
It works ok when useing “Logger[name]” to get logger

Today I add the library “bluecloth” to my application. I found that
when requiring bluecloth,BlueCloth required ‘logger’ in its
“bluecloth.rb”, So Ruby’s internal Logger class overwrite the
Log4r::Logger in context, and doing ‘include Log4r’ again didn’t make
the Logger turn back. The Logger is always ruby’s internal Logger and
mine "Logger[name]’ can’t execute now (maybe the priority of “include
Log4r” is less than “require ‘logger’ ?”)

Is there any solution except replacing every “Logger” to
“Log4r::Logger” in my code?


#2

On Sunday 11 December 2005 09:52, cap wrote:

Both of them has a class named “Logger”

I used to include Log4r in my code so I can use Logger as a
shortcut of Log4r::Logger .
It works ok when useing “Logger[name]” to get logger

I know it doesn’t help now: As a general suggestion: Never
include a module at the top level only to get shorter names!

Ruby’s include is not like “import” in Java or “using” in
C# or “from xy import *” in Python.

Today I add the library “bluecloth” to my application. I found that
when requiring bluecloth,BlueCloth required ‘logger’ in its
“bluecloth.rb”, So Ruby’s internal Logger class overwrite the
Log4r::Logger in context, and doing ‘include Log4r’ again didn’t
make the Logger turn back. The Logger is always ruby’s internal
Logger and mine "Logger[name]’ can’t execute now (maybe the
priority of “include Log4r” is less than “require ‘logger’ ?”)

Is there any solution except replacing every “Logger” to
“Log4r::Logger” in my code?

If it is possible to wrap your code in a module:

module MyNamespace
    include Log4r

     # Now Logger will always reference Log4r::Logger
end

Or even better:

module MyNamespace
    # don't include other Log4r methods and constants,
    # just create a shortcut for Log4r::Logger
    Logger = Log4r::Logger

    # define classes, modules, ...
end

Regards,
Stefan


#3

thanks for your help , I prefer the second way :slight_smile:


#4

On Dec 11, 2005, at 2:52 AM, cap wrote:

Log4r::Logger in context, and doing ‘include Log4r’ again didn’t make
the Logger turn back. The Logger is always ruby’s internal Logger and
mine "Logger[name]’ can’t execute now (maybe the priority of “include
Log4r” is less than “require ‘logger’ ?”)

Is there any solution except replacing every “Logger” to
“Log4r::Logger” in my code?

Sure, what about doing something like this:

require “bluecloth”
Logger = Log4r::Logger

James Edward G. II