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Ticket #820 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

confusing error messages configuring logging

Reported by: max Owned by: anonymous
Priority: normal Milestone: 1.0b1
Component: TurboGears Version: 0.9a5
Severity: normal Keywords: logging configuration


Given the following logging configuration in my dev.cfg:

 args=('spaca-tg.log', 'at+')

Gives weird error message:

 Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "D:\Projects\Spaca\start-spaca.py", line 23, in ?
   File "d:\projects\3rd-party\turbogears-1.0\turbogears\config.py", line 181, in
   File "d:\projects\3rd-party\turbogears-1.0\turbogears\config.py", line 129, in
     _get_handlers(handlers, formatters)
   File "d:\projects\3rd-party\turbogears-1.0\turbogears\config.py", line 41, in _get_handlers
     args = eval(args, logging.__dict__)
 TypeError: eval() arg 1 must be a string or code object

At a bare minimum, error messages should be more user-friendly.

In this case, TG could have probably accept a tuple as "args" option (a string is required, which is non obvious).

Change History

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by kevin

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Fixed by #866.

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