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Re: Can I from within a module access variables from the calling program?

by Anonymous Monk
on Oct 29, 2012 at 09:17 UTC ( #1001321=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Can I from within a module access variables from the calling program?

Q: What if I need dynamic values in a static Log4perl configuration file?

A: log4perl.appender.Logfile.filename = sub { logfile(); };

A: log4perl.appender.Logfile.filename = sub { MyHackySack->logfile(); };

A: log4perl.appender.Logfile.filename = sub { $Hallo::Ween::GLOBULON || 'punkinguts.log' };


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Re^2: Can I from within a module access variables from the calling program?
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 29, 2012 at 09:49 UTC

    Also heed the security warning in the FAQ item I linked above, and circumvent the security issue with a custom appender like (the untested):

    package Log::Log4perl::Appender::HJOfilnamed; use parent qw[ Log::Log4perl::Appender::File ]; use POSIX(); sub new { my $class = shift; my %opts = @_; my $tim = POSIX::strftime('%Y-%m-%dT%H-%M-%SZ', gmtime); my $fname = join '.', grep defined, $opts{name}, $opts{appender}, +$tim, 'log'; $fname =~ s{::}{.}g; $fname =~ s{[^0-9a-zA-Z\-\+\.}{}g; $fname = $1 if $fname =~ /^(.*)$/ return $class->new( @_, filename => $fname ); }
    So  log4perl.appender.myFILE = Log::Log4perl::Appender::HJOfilnamed gets you a  MyApp.myFILE.2012-10-29T02-40-04Z.log

    You'd probably want to set other defaults to your liking :)( layout, mode, ... )

      Hi Anonymous Monk,

      Thank you for your answer, it seems to fix my issue, but I'm afraid I don't understand it quite well :(

      package Log::Log4perl::Appender::HJOfilnamed; use parent qw[ Log::Log4perl::Appender::File ];

      Are you creating and entire module juste for the purpose of logging ? I mean, that's a good idea, I must admit it never accured to me that I could do so... And the use parent, what is it doing precisely please ?

      If I understand quite well, you are creating an object to create a new name at every launch of the main script ? And you are calling it at the intialization of the logger ? Does this allows me to have the exact same logfile name for my script and its module ? (I mean, even if there's a delay of about a second between the two initializatons)

      And thanks for the way you are naming your file, basically I use the same, but I'll stick to my method, it seems rather complicated the way you do it, at least to complicate for me...

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