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Logs program flow with decorators

Project Description

What is stump?

Stump:

n. the lower end of a tree or plant left after the main part is removed

Log:

n. a portion or length of the trunk or of a large limb of a felled tree

stump is a logging utility for Python that uses the standard logging module under the covers. However, a stump is a different part of a tree than a log and as such should be utilized differently. stump offers various method decorators that really cover all the bases of logging for debugging. stump’s method decorators are flexible and concise, act as additional documentation, don’t clutter the main code of the method body and accept a natural format string that is easy to form and read.

Installation

Install from pip

pip install stump

Alternatively, clone this repo and install from your local copy

git clone https://github.com/EricCrosson/stump
cd stump
python setup.py install

Usage

Once installed simply import stump and pass a logger to stump.configure, as demonstrated in the Examples section.

The different stump decorators all inherit the same functionality, with minor behavioral differences. Each decorator accepts a logging string as the first argument. This string may contain the values of the decorated method’s parameters. For example, to log the values of parameters passed to accelerate the following format string could be used

@stump.put('Object is {weight} lbs with {gravity} m/s^2 acceleration')
def accelerate(weight, gravity):
    work()

If invoked by accelerate(42, 9.8) the logs generated would be

INFO:accelerate:Object is 42 lbs with 9.8 m/s^2 acceleration...
INFO:accelerate:Object is 42 lbs with 9.8 m/s^2 acceleration...done

API

The standard decorator, stump.put, prints a message upon entering and exiting a method. The below table describes the public api exposed by stump.

stump.put
Print a message upon entering and exiting the method
stump.pre
Print a message only upon entering the method
stump.post
Print a message only upon exiting the method
stump.date
Like stump.put, but include a date- and time- stamp
stump.ret
Like stump.put, but include the method’s return value

Examples

Import the stump library and configure the stump logger

#!/usr/bin/env python
import stump

# configure a logger for stump
import sys
import logging
logging.basicConfig(stream=sys.stdout, level=logging.DEBUG)
logger = logging.getLogger()

stump.configure(logger)

And decorate some methods. stump allows you to interpolate a string representation of the parameter values to decorated methods by simply wrapping the parameter name in curly braces.

import random
@stump.ret('"Calculating" boost for car {car}')
def car_boost(car):
    return random.random() * 100

class NoNitrousException(Exception): pass
@stump.post('Using nitrous')
def use_nitrous():
    raise NoNitrousException('You never installed nitrous!')

@stump.pre()
def ready(): pass
@stump.pre()
def set(): pass
@stump.post()
def go(): pass

@stump.ret('Racing {car}')
def race(car):
    luck = car_boost(car)
    try:
        use_nitrous()
    except:
        pass
    return random.randint(1, round(luck))

ready()
set()
go()
race('wacky')

This example logs the following events

INFO:root:ready...
INFO:root:set...
INFO:root:go...done
INFO:root:race:Racing wacky...
INFO:root:car_boost:"Calculating" boost for car wacky...
INFO:root:car_boost:"Calculating" boost for car wacky...done (returning 81.53077859037138)
INFO:root:use_nitrous:Using nitrous...threw exception NoNitrousException with message You never installed nitrous!
INFO:root:race:Racing wacky...done (returning 2)

License

This code is released under the MIT license.

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