[erlang-questions] Architecture question: logging inside library

Sergej Jurečko <>
Mon Jan 11 08:45:07 CET 2016


You either do not log anything or use error_logger.


Sergej

On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 8:34 AM, Max Lapshin <> wrote:

> Hi.
>
> As we know, it is good when library doesn't have any hardcoded
> dependencies at all.
>
> I don't understand what is a good way to remove lager (or any other
> logging library) from library dependencies.
>
>
> For example, we have an mpegts decoder/encoder library. This library takes
> binary and unpacks it to list of frames or packs back:
>
> mpegts_decoder:decode(Binary,  mpegts_decoder:init(Options)) ->  {ok,
> Frames, State}
>
>
> There are calls to lager in some places of code that are used for
> indicating some statuses:
>
> dump_psi(Decoder, NewPMT),
> lager:info("PMT: ~p", [Descriptors]),
> ...
>
>
> What is the proper way to refuse from adding logger as a dependency for
> such pure library?
> Pass a callback into  initialisation options?
>
>
>
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