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Provides a lightweight logging implementation for Swift which logs to standard output.
- Logs output to stdout by default. You can change the output stream, see example usage for
- Different logging levels such as Warning, Verbose, and Error
- Enable/disable color output to terminal
- Support for the IBM-Swift
HeliumLogger package to the dependencies within your application’s
Package.swift file. Substitute
"x.x.x" with the latest
.package(url: "https://github.com/IBM-Swift/HeliumLogger.git", from: "x.x.x")
HeliumLogger to your target's dependencies:
.target(name: "example", dependencies: ["HeliumLogger"]),
To use with LoggerAPI:
import HeliumLogger import LoggerAPI
To use with swift-log:
import HeliumLogger import Logging
To use HeliumLogger as a logging backend for LoggerAPI:
let logger = HeliumLogger() Log.logger = logger
or, if you don't need to customize
To use HeliumLogger as a logging backend for swift-log:
let logger = HeliumLogger() LoggingSystem.bootstrap(logger.makeLogHandler)
Or, as a convenience:
You can specify the level of output on initialization. You will see output of that level, and all levels below that.
The order is:
- entry (entering a function)
- exit (exiting a function)
- verbose (default)
For example, this logger will show messages of type
let logger = HeliumLogger(.verbose) Log.logger = logger
In this example, the logger will only show messages of type
Note that when HeliumLogger is used in conjunction with swift-log, the logging level is determined by the
Logger, and HeliumLogger's own logging level is unused.
Adjust logging levels at runtime (LoggerAPI)
HeliumLogger.use(LoggerMessageType) will set the
LoggerAPI to use this new HeliumLogger instance. If in a route you detect an error with your application, you could use this to dynamically increase the log level.
This new instance will not have any customization which you applied to other instances (see list item 7).
Logging messages (LoggerAPI)
How to use HeliumLogger to log messages in your application with LoggerAPI:
Log.verbose("This is a verbose log message.") Log.info("This is an informational log message.") Log.warning("This is a warning.") Log.error("This is an error.") Log.debug("This is a debug message.")
/// Whether, if true, or not the logger output should be colorized. public var colored: Bool = false /// If true, use the detailed format when a user logging format wasn't specified. public var details: Bool = true /// If true, use the full file path, not just the filename. public var fullFilePath: Bool = false /// If not nil, specifies the user specified logging format. /// For example: "[(%date)] [(%type)] [(%file):(%line) (%func)] (%msg)" public var format: String? /// If not nil, specifies the format used when adding the date and the time to the logged messages. public var dateFormat: String? /// If not nil, specifies the timezone used in the date time format. public var timeZone: TimeZone?
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This library is licensed under Apache 2.0. Full license text is available in LICENSE.
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the HeliumLogger README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.