Quick start

Adding the dependency

We recommend you use dub to add dlog to your project as follows:

dub add dlog

Start logging

If you want to immediately begin logging text usin the defaults and don't care about implementing your own transformations then you can simply use the default logger as follows:

import dlog;

Logger logger = new DefaultLogger();

logger.log("This is a log message");

This will output the following:

[2021-Dec-23 11:17:35.3527637]  (source/dlog/testing/thing.d:12): This is a log message
[2021-Dec-23 11:17:35.3527717]  (source/dlog/testing/thing.d:13): 1
[2021-Dec-23 11:17:35.3527789]  (source/dlog/testing/thing.d:14): true
[2021-Dec-23 11:17:35.3527871]  (source/dlog/testing/thing.d:15): [1, 2, 3]

As you can see file and line numbering of where the log() function is called appears in the log message which can be quite helpful for debugging.

We also support many different logging levels which can be accomplished using the error, debug_ (or the dbg alias), info(the default) and warn:

Logger logger = new DefaultLogger();

// Create a default logger with the default joiner
logger = new DefaultLogger();

// Test out `error()`
logger.error(["woah", "LEVELS!"], 69.420);

// Test out `info()`
logger.info(["woah", "LEVELS!"], 69.420);

// Test out `warn()`
logger.warn(["woah", "LEVELS!"], 69.420);

// Test out `debug_()`
logger.debug_(["woah", "LEVELS!"], 69.420);

This outputs the following:

[2023-Mar-03 11:33:49.2617904]  (source/dlog/core.d:427): ["woah", "LEVELS!"] 69.42
[2023-Mar-03 11:33:49.2618091]  (source/dlog/core.d:430): ["woah", "LEVELS!"] 69.42
[2023-Mar-03 11:33:49.2618273]  (source/dlog/core.d:433): ["woah", "LEVELS!"] 69.42
[2023-Mar-03 11:33:49.2618457]  (source/dlog/core.d:436): ["woah", "LEVELS!"] 69.42

You can also look into logc(Context, string) which allows you to use a Context object when logging, more information available in the full API.