[RFC] Hooks and outf

James Westby jw+debian at jameswestby.net
Fri Aug 1 19:31:56 BST 2008

On Fri, 2008-08-01 at 20:16 +0200, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> Hi James,
> Am Freitag, den 01.08.2008, 19:00 +0100 schrieb James Westby:
> > I've just started working on hooks for a plugin, and I was wondering
> > if they should receive and outf to use. They currently have to
> > use print, which is a bit of a pain.
> For diagnostic messages, it seems to me the current (warning, info,
>   mutter) functions from bzrlib.trace are more appropriate than print
>  at the moment.

That's probably true. Perhaps the example in the docs should
be changed from "print 'Hello world'" to "info('Hello world')".

> What would you like to use the outf for exactly?

Weren't there a bunch of bugs to do with encoding problems caused by
commands using print? If we end up with several plugins using
print, then are we going to see that again?



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