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#if defined(_MSC_VER)
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#include <log4cxx/appenderskeleton.h>
#include <log4cxx/helpers/outputstreamwriter.h>
namespace log4cxx
namespace helpers {
class Transcoder;
WriterAppender appends log events to a standard output stream
class LOG4CXX_EXPORT WriterAppender : public AppenderSkeleton
Immediate flush means that the underlying writer or output stream
will be flushed at the end of each append operation. Immediate
flush is slower but ensures that each append request is actually
written. If <code>immediateFlush</code> is set to
<code>false</code>, then there is a good chance that the last few
logs events are not actually written to persistent media if and
when the application crashes.
<p>The <code>immediateFlush</code> variable is set to
<code>true</code> by default.
bool immediateFlush;
The encoding to use when opening an input stream.
<p>The <code>encoding</code> variable is set to <code>""</code> by
default which results in the utilization of the system's default
encoding. */
LogString encoding;
* This is the {@link Writer Writer} where we will write to.
log4cxx::helpers::WriterPtr writer;
This default constructor does nothing.*/
WriterAppender(const LayoutPtr& layout,
log4cxx::helpers::WriterPtr& writer);
WriterAppender(const LayoutPtr& layout);
Derived appenders should override this method if option structure
requires it.
virtual void activateOptions(log4cxx::helpers::Pool& pool);
If the <b>ImmediateFlush</b> option is set to
<code>true</code>, the appender will flush at the end of each
write. This is the default behavior. If the option is set to
<code>false</code>, then the underlying stream can defer writing
to physical medium to a later time.
<p>Avoiding the flush operation at the end of each append results in
a performance gain of 10 to 20 percent. However, there is safety
tradeoff involved in skipping flushing. Indeed, when flushing is
skipped, then it is likely that the last few log events will not
be recorded on disk when the application exits. This is a high
price to pay even for a 20% performance gain.
void setImmediateFlush(bool value);
Returns value of the <b>ImmediateFlush</b> option.
bool getImmediateFlush() const { return immediateFlush; }
This method is called by the AppenderSkeleton#doAppend
<p>If the output stream exists and is writable then write a log
statement to the output stream. Otherwise, write a single warning
message to <code>stderr</code>.
<p>The format of the output will depend on this appender's
virtual void append(const spi::LoggingEventPtr& event, log4cxx::helpers::Pool& p);
This method determines if there is a sense in attempting to append.
<p>It checks whether there is a set output target and also if
there is a set layout. If these checks fail, then the boolean
value <code>false</code> is returned. */
virtual bool checkEntryConditions() const;
Close this appender instance. The underlying stream or writer is
also closed.
<p>Closed appenders cannot be reused.
virtual void close();
* Close the underlying {@link log4cxx::helpers::Writer}.
* */
void closeWriter();
Returns an OutputStreamWriter when passed an OutputStream. The
encoding used will depend on the value of the
<code>encoding</code> property. If the encoding value is
specified incorrectly the writer will be opened using the default
system encoding (an error message will be printed to the loglog. */
virtual log4cxx::helpers::WriterPtr createWriter(
log4cxx::helpers::OutputStreamPtr& os);
LogString getEncoding() const;
void setEncoding(const LogString& value);
void setOption(const LogString& option,
const LogString& value);
<p>Sets the Writer where the log output will go. The
specified Writer must be opened by the user and be
<p>The <code></code> will be closed when the
appender instance is closed.
<p><b>WARNING:</b> Logging to an unopened Writer will fail.
@param writer An already opened Writer. */
void setWriter(const log4cxx::helpers::WriterPtr& writer);
const log4cxx::helpers::WriterPtr getWriter() { return writer; };
virtual bool requiresLayout() const;
Actual writing occurs here.
virtual void subAppend(const spi::LoggingEventPtr& event, log4cxx::helpers::Pool& p);
Write a footer as produced by the embedded layout's
Layout#appendFooter method. */
virtual void writeFooter(log4cxx::helpers::Pool& p);
Write a header as produced by the embedded layout's
Layout#appendHeader method. */
virtual void writeHeader(log4cxx::helpers::Pool& p);
// prevent copy and assignment
WriterAppender(const WriterAppender&);
WriterAppender& operator=(const WriterAppender&);
} //namespace log4cxx
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