Loggable

Loggable is a gem that's designed to add a logging interface to classes that don't automatically support it.

Installation

Stable:

sudo gem install loggable

Bleeding Edge (hardly):

sudo gem install vigetlabs-loggable --source=http://gems.github.com

Usage

Using the Gem is easy, just assign a new logger to your class:

require 'rubygems'
require 'logger'
require 'loggable'

class MyClass; end

MyClass.logger = Logger.new('debug.log')

Now, any class or instance methods have access to the logger:

class MyClass
  def self.do_something
    logger.debug 'doing something in the class'
  end

  def do_something
    logger.debug 'doing something in an instance'
  end
end

The above code will write into the log file when called:

MyClass.do_something
MyClass.new.do_something

debug.log:

D, [2008-04-24T20:37:32.273930 #25821] DEBUG -- : doing something in the class
D, [2008-04-24T20:37:32.274062 #25821] DEBUG -- : doing something in an instance

Removing Logger Functionality

Calling the logger= class method to assign a logger to the class will trigger the methods necessary to start logging messages. If you want to turn off logging temporarily (without removing the logging statements from your class), comment out the line where you assign the new logger. By default, the logger is stubbed out, so any calls to methods on it will just return nil.

Credits

Copyright © 2008 Patrick Reagan of Viget Labs ([email protected])

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