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JAPH. (That's right -- I'm not Really Inexperienced any more.)

I'm not just here, I'm here [], and here [] too, I ramble randomly in my philosophical blog [] and my other blog []. Soon I'll come in a convenient six-pack.

Journal of chaoticset (2105)

Friday August 23, 2002
10:33 PM


[ #7276 ]
First, I got started gutting petdance's start page (linked a while back in his journal here) for my very own twisted purposes. Fast going, once I figured out what was going on.

Next, I decided to work on a Log module (even though another one probably exists) because I figured it would be good practice for writing modules for CPAN, even if I never send it there. The intended function for it is to import the function log:

log('text to log');
log(lognumber, 'text to log');
log({ lognumber => "filename" });

where the first is the simplest usage, the second is usage with switchable log files, and the third is the syntax for designating the filename for a switchable log file.

The part where it's a total ripoff is that I want the use Log; part of the module to switch all the log() functions on and off, as in

use Log qw('on');
use Log qw('off');

which is pretty much just a batch of functionality I've been implementing myself, with a variable set to 0 or 1 and a print statement wrapped inside an if and an open statement wrapped inside the same if. I just figured it would save me typing.

I toyed briefly with the notion of looking around, because I'm sure that CPAN has a much better logging module somewhere, but like I said, this is practice, and what the hell. Even if I'm the only person who ever uses it, it'll help me on little things that only I would ever see.

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  • What did you do with my start page []? I'm curious to know.

    Of course, it's autogenerated so it's not the same start page as when you started poking at it last. Maybe I'll link to the source code somewhere.



    • I noticed that it was generated, but I worked from a static copy, just finding the notion of such a thing highly useful.

      Most of it was removing tools I didn't use, topics I wasn't particularly interested in, and adding several news sites. That plus a few changes to the stylesheet that I happen to find readable but probably everyone else will find disgusting :) The link is here []. Oh, and it's very nasty HTML right now -- I didn't attempt to improve readability anywhere except where I made modifications o


      You are what you think.