[Owasp-esapi-c++] Logging library

Kevin W. Wall kevin.w.wall at gmail.com
Thu Apr 8 15:29:16 EDT 2004


+1 for log4cpp

On Sun, Aug 21, 2011 at 11:38 PM, David Anderson
<david.anderson at aspectsecurity.com> wrote:
> I researched a bunch of C++ logging libraries, and I did some POC coding
> with log4cpp and Boost:Log.  My recommendation is to go with the former.
> The primary reason is that log4cpp is designed to be close to a straight
> port of log4j, which makes our job easier.  I should be able to check in a
> log4cpp-based reference implementation this week.  It would take a bit
> longer with Boost:Log.
>
> Both look like good choices to me.  Boost:Log is intended to be more
> extensible than log4j, and it is more actively maintained.  Boost:Log is
> also quite a bit bigger than log4cpp.  It's design is not so close to
> log4j.  Also, both are designed to support multi-threaded use, with single
> or multiple loggers as desired.  Oh, and Boost:Log urges the use of its
> lovely macros, while log4cpp does not provide a macro layer.
>
> Any objections to me proceeding with log4cpp?
>
> -David
>
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