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ID: 21708, HotLog.pas - A multithreaded and buffered safe log file manager.

by Oliver Touzot Email: Anonymous

THotLog manages entirely a log file, has String formatting capabilities, deals with "variant open array parameters", may provide visual feedback (whithin a memo), (upd->2.2 (D5 support, some enhancements)).
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Updated on Tue, 26 Jul 2005 10:28:07 GMT
Originally uploaded on Sat, 15 May 2004 07:57:10 GMT
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This is a Delphi unit, written using D6PE.

» v2.2 : Support for D5, a possible AV correction, enhanced memo management.

» Since v2.0 hotLog can close itself the log file while running, and open a new one, when a size limit is reached

It's main features and characteristics are :

» To be multithreaded, object oriented, and buffered safe. The log file will be correctly written to disk, even if your application crashes. The logging/parsing/formating and optional visual feedback work don't consume your main thread's time. You can use as many instances of THotLog as you want.

» May entirely manage the log file itself (but lets you change whatever you want, too):
o Path, name, extention (including [optional] generation (".001", ".002" aso) based ones),
o File accesses (openning, writting, closing ; Dealing with older version(s) if generations are used) ;

» Fully "automated" : The logging object instance is created at your application's start-up, you can use it directly if you decide to change none of the default settings. Similarly, everything is freed when needed.

» Provides means of easily retrieving informations about the environment your user is actually working with, in order to facilitate debugging, in case of need. These informations include numbers and facts about the operating system, the memory, the system's timing accuracy, and more ;

» Provides easy-to-use strings formating capabilities, to have your logs presented cleanly ;

» Able to output detailed informations in case of exceptions occuring, includding the ability to deal with "variant open array parameter" as argument ;

» Can be assigned a memo too, in order to provide your user visual feedback ;

» Provides code timing features too, with a resolution going from seconds to nanoseconds, and from ticks to cycles depending on your user's computer, and the timer you choose ;

» Many options are available, to allow you to change hotLog's default behaviour ;

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