Basic Usage

Stumpless is designed to make very basic usage as easy as possible, while still allowing more complex usage to be added later. The most basic usage is the stumpless function, which simply takes a format string and any optional substitutions and sends these to the last opened target. This means that you can start logging to a file with just two calls:

file_target = stumpless_open_file_target( "example.log",
                                          STUMPLESS_FACILITY_USER );
stumpless( "The hello world of stumpless." );

Using a format specifier to include extra information:

stumpless( "Login failed for username %s", "example-username" );

If you need to have multiple targets open you can get the same functionality from the stumpless_add_message function:

net_target = stumpless_open_udp4_target( "network-target",
                                         STUMPLESS_FACILITY_USER );
stumpless_add_message( net_target,
                       "Login failed for username %s",
                       "example-username" );

It’s important to close the targets after you’re finished with them to free up resources they are using.

stumpless_close_file_target( file_target );
stumpless_close_network_target( net_target );

If you really need to free all resources (such as caches that are created to make some operations faster), then use the free all function. It is important to make sure that you only do this after you have closed all targets and destroyed any other resources you’ve created through the library.

stumpless_free_all(  );