>>>>> "Olin" == shivers <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Olin> I have a new proposal for a syslog facility. The underlying
Olin> premise is that explicit opening and closing of syslog channels
Olin> (connections) should be deprecated, since providing multiple
Olin> channels typically requires multiplexing them onto a single
Olin> connection. Just create & use them, letting the run-time system
Olin> figure out how to manage them. This means that we no longer have
Olin> to have facilities for
Olin> opening-a-connection/doing-some-work/closing- the-connection in
Olin> a fashion that protects the connection-close across non-local
Olin> exits, which simplifies things a fair amount. E.g., I can punt
Olin> the analogs to (CALL-WITH-INPUT-FILE filename proc) and
Olin> (WITH-INPUT-FROM-FILE filename thunk).
Olin, we're trying to do something essentially very simple here, and
once again Dr. S has a go at the API and it blows up more than my last
batch of chocolate-chip cookies. It's a monster now.
If you *must* handle syslog connections implicitly (which I think is a
bad idea because of the connection information stored in it), then
let's eliminate the idea of a syslog channel entirely and simply
(syslog-write level msg [name class option])
and figure out *all* of the connection-handling internally.
Cheers =8-} Mike
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