khaines / enigo.com wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Apr 2007, ChrisKaelin wrote:
>
> > If I do:
> >
> > l = Logger.new("testlog")
> > l.close
> >
> > now if I want to close it again, I get:
> > IOError: closed stream
> >
> > So far, I have checked for this error (by rescue clause), to see, if
> > the logfile is already closed. Is there a more elegant way to check if
> > the instance (i.e. the logfile stream) is already closed?
>
> Logger doesn't provide a method to check this, so what you are doing is
> right.
>
> You can look at log4r (http://log4r.sourceforge.net/) for a logger that
> supports a closed? method, and which is pretty flexible.
>
> You might also look at my asynchronous logger, Analogger
> (http://analogger.swiftcore.org).  It supports a closed? method, as
> well.
>
> It also looks like it would be pretty easy to subclass Logger and
> LogDevice to create a version that implements closed?.
>
>
> Kirk Haines
Thanks, I was thinking too of subclassing Logger for that, but the
rescue clause seems to do this work well enough ;-)

Analogger looks great, but for my simple script framework it is a bit
too much. I'll check it, if I do bigger projects in the future...