Extended Log Format or custom?

Mark Wieder mwieder at ahsoftware.net
Sat Jan 17 17:42:50 EST 2015


Richard-

Saturday, January 17, 2015, 12:13:49 PM, you wrote:

> Right now most of the log analysis done with these apps is done in other
> LiveCode-based tools, so it would seem the choice is easily in favor of
> a custom format optimized for parsing and sorting in LC.

> But in all fairness, it's usually a good move to adopt common standards
> whenever possible, even at some cost to efficiency, since it allows the
> possibility of interoperability with other tools down the road if needed.

There's your dilemma. I'd go with the option that makes your log
analysis easier, and then have a quick routine that processes the
dates in your log for export to another format as needed. The option
of interoperability makes sense when and if it's needed, but I
wouldn't consider it a tipping point right now. Just make sure you
don't paint yourself into a corner.

-- 
-Mark Wieder
 ahsoftware at gmail.com

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