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Log-Fine (0.34) ***

Log::Fine is touted as a framework for those who "need a fine-grained logging mechanism in their program(s)". But apart from the emphasis on custom levels, to me there is nothing extra fine-grained about it. The other thing it provides is categories/namespace, which is also supported by a lot of other frameworks. So I fail to see the benefit/uniqueness of Log::Fine.

Btw regarding custom levels, this practice is long deprecated by log4j (and thus also by Log4perl, although Log4perl can do custom levels). I can understand this decision as I sometimes already have trouble managing the popular convention of 6 levels (FATAL/ERROR/WARN/INFO/DEBUG/TRACE) as it is, much less with custom levels!

Steven Haryanto - 2010-11-17T19:04:53 (permalink)

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