Skip to main content
This is a pre-production deployment of Warehouse. Changes made here affect the production instance of PyPI (
Help us improve Python packaging - Donate today!

Tiny and minimalistic logging utility

Project Description

Tiny and minimalistic logging utility module.

Lode is designed to be used in the case where normally simple print statement style debugging would be useful, like checking whether or not a section of code is executed, but stdout or stderr has been robbed from you by something like a devilishly clever test framework. Rather than try to uncover which dark alleyway your calls to print end up, lode just outputs it to a friendly file.

Lode is tested and supported on python versions 2.6, 2.7, 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4.


Lode can be installed with pip:

$ pip install lode

Or from source:

$ git clone
$ cd lode
$ python install

Using this thing

For the most basic usage, just import lode and call the log function. Usage is largely the same as the print function, with it taking any number of positional arguments, formatting those to a string, and joining them together separated by spaces.

import lode; lode.log('hi there!')


Tests are stored the tests subdirectory of the main lode package. Set up lode for testing by running in the root directory of the git repository the following commands:

$ pip install -e .
$ pip install -r test-requirements.txt

Then run the tests:

$ py.test -v
Release History

Release History

This version
History Node


History Node


History Node


History Node


History Node


History Node


History Node


History Node


Download Files

Download Files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

File Name & Checksum SHA256 Checksum Help Version File Type Upload Date
lode-0.3.0.tar.gz (3.0 kB) Copy SHA256 Checksum SHA256 Source Sep 21, 2014

Supported By

WebFaction WebFaction Technical Writing Elastic Elastic Search Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Dyn Dyn DNS Sentry Sentry Error Logging CloudAMQP CloudAMQP RabbitMQ Heroku Heroku PaaS Kabu Creative Kabu Creative UX & Design Fastly Fastly CDN DigiCert DigiCert EV Certificate Rackspace Rackspace Cloud Servers DreamHost DreamHost Log Hosting