Internal API

This documents the internal API that might be useful for more advanced setups or custom handlers.

logbook.base.dispatch_record(record)

Passes a record on to the handlers on the stack. This is useful when log records are created programmatically and already have all the information attached and should be dispatched independent of a logger.

class logbook.base.StackedObject

Baseclass for all objects that provide stack manipulation operations.

applicationbound(_cls=<class 'logbook._fallback._StackBound'>)

Can be used in combination with the with statement to execute code while the object is bound to the application.

greenletbound(_cls=<class 'logbook._fallback._StackBound'>)

Can be used in combination with the with statement to execute code while the object is bound to the greenlet.

pop_application()

Pops the stacked object from the application stack.

pop_greenlet()

Pops the stacked object from the greenlet stack.

pop_thread()

Pops the stacked object from the thread stack.

push_application()

Pushes the stacked object to the application stack.

push_greenlet()

Pushes the stacked object to the greenlet stack.

push_thread()

Pushes the stacked object to the thread stack.

threadbound(_cls=<class 'logbook._fallback._StackBound'>)

Can be used in combination with the with statement to execute code while the object is bound to the thread.

class logbook.base.RecordDispatcher(name=None, level=0)

A record dispatcher is the internal base class that implements the logic used by the Logger.

call_handlers(record)

Pass a record to all relevant handlers in the following order:

  • per-dispatcher handlers are handled first
  • afterwards all the current context handlers in the order they were pushed

Before the first handler is invoked, the record is processed (process_record()).

group = None

optionally the name of the group this logger belongs to

handle(record)

Call the handlers for the specified record. This is invoked automatically when a record should be handled. The default implementation checks if the dispatcher is disabled and if the record level is greater than the level of the record dispatcher. In that case it will call the handlers (call_handlers()).

handlers = None

list of handlers specific for this record dispatcher

level

the level of the record dispatcher as integer

make_record_and_handle(level, msg, args, kwargs, exc_info, extra, frame_correction)

Creates a record from some given arguments and heads it over to the handling system.

name = None

the name of the record dispatcher

process_record(record)

Processes the record with all context specific processors. This can be overriden to also inject additional information as necessary that can be provided by this record dispatcher.

suppress_dispatcher = False

If this is set to True the dispatcher information will be suppressed for log records emitted from this logger.

class logbook.base.LoggerMixin

This mixin class defines and implements the “usual” logger interface (i.e. the descriptive logging functions).

Classes using this mixin have to implement a handle() method which takes a LogRecord and passes it along.

catch_exceptions(*args, **kwargs)

A context manager that catches exceptions and calls exception() for exceptions caught that way. Example:

with logger.catch_exceptions():
    execute_code_that_might_fail()
critical(*args, **kwargs)

Logs a LogRecord with the level set to CRITICAL.

debug(*args, **kwargs)

Logs a LogRecord with the level set to DEBUG.

disable()

Convenience method to disable this logger.

Raises:AttributeError – The disabled property is read-only, typically because it was overridden in a subclass.

New in version 1.0.

enable()

Convenience method to enable this logger.

Raises:AttributeError – The disabled property is read-only, typically because it was overridden in a subclass.

New in version 1.0.

error(*args, **kwargs)

Logs a LogRecord with the level set to ERROR.

exception(*args, **kwargs)

Works exactly like error() just that the message is optional and exception information is recorded.

info(*args, **kwargs)

Logs a LogRecord with the level set to INFO.

level_name

The name of the minimium logging level required for records to be created.

log(level, *args, **kwargs)

Logs a LogRecord with the level set to the level parameter. Because custom levels are not supported by logbook, this method is mainly used to avoid the use of reflection (e.g.: getattr()) for programmatic logging.

notice(*args, **kwargs)

Logs a LogRecord with the level set to NOTICE.

trace(*args, **kwargs)

Logs a LogRecord with the level set to TRACE.

warn(*args, **kwargs)

Logs a LogRecord with the level set to WARNING. This function has an alias named warning().

warning(*args, **kwargs)

Alias for warn().

class logbook.handlers.StringFormatterHandlerMixin(format_string)

A mixin for handlers that provides a default integration for the StringFormatter class. This is used for all handlers by default that log text to a destination.

default_format_string = u'[{record.time:%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S.%f%z}] {record.level_name}: {record.channel}: {record.message}'

a class attribute for the default format string to use if the constructor was invoked with None.

format_string

the currently attached format string as new-style format string.

formatter_class

the class to be used for string formatting

alias of StringFormatter