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Strange

Strange is a logger which provides a maximum amount of configuration options, with minimal setup. It supports setting the log level via an environment variable (wip), colorized output, multiple formatters, and transports which allow you to decide where the logs go.

Installation

  1. Add the dependency to your shard.yml:

    dependencies:
      strange:
        github: hydecr/strange
  2. Run shards install

Usage

Strange is super easy to get started with, as it requires no configuration by default.

require "strange"

logger = Strange.new

# The default log level is set as `Strange::Debug`
logger.debug("'If he be Mr. Hyde' he had thought, 'I shall be Mr. Seek.'")

However if one wishes, the configuration can get pretty crazy (as you'll see in the below documentation).

require "strange"
require "strange/formatter/json_formatter"
require "strange/transport/file_transport"

logger = Strange.new(level: Strange::DEBUG, transports: [
  Strange::ConsoleTransport.new,    # Level will default to `Strange::DEBUG`
  Strange::FileTransport.new(
    file: File.expand_path("~/Desktop/test.log", __DIR__),
    level: Strange::ERROR,
    formatter: Strange::JSONFormatter.new(
      indent: true
    )
  )
])

# This will be logged to the console appended to the
# file /var/log/strange-test.log as JSON.
logger.crit("If I am the chief of sinners, I am the chief of sufferers also.")

Level

Logging levels for strange are as defined in RFC5424:

Level Value
EMERG 0
ALERT 1
CRIT 2
ERROR 3
WARNING 4
NOTICE 5
INFO 6
DEBUG 7

with each having a corresponding method of the same name.

Transports

Strange uses transports as a means of sending your message where it belongs. Included by default are Strange::ConsoleTransport, which is the default transport, and Strange::FileTransport which can be used for logging to a file. Transports are also simple to create. All you have to do is extend the Strange::Transport class and define a #log method.

All transports have to define a log method, which is called every time Logger#log is called.

class MySimpleTransport < Strange::Transport
  def log(message, level)
    return unless level <= @level
    puts message
  end
end

You can register your logger in the Strange constructor or by pushing it to Strange#transports.

logger.transports << MySimpleTransport.new

Formatters

Formatters define how logs are formatted and are included on a per-transport basis. Included by default are the ColoredFormatter, BasicFormatter, and JSONFormatter, but you can pretty easily create a formatter for whatever you want by simply extending Strange::Formatter and providing a #format method.

class MyFormatter < Strange::Formatter
  def format(message, level)
    "#{level.to_s} - #{message}"
  end
end

Notes

All transports and formatters besides Strange::ConsoleTransport and Strange::BasicFormatter have to be require explicitly.

Contributing

  1. Fork it (https://github.com/hydecr/strange/fork)
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create a new Pull Request

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