Rosetta 3.2.1 Release Manual

Tracer, tool for debug IO

General idea

All output messages have channel + priority level assign to them. User can dynamically, in run time specify command line options to mute/unmute specific/all channels and to change level of output.

Example of usage:

#include <core/util/tracer.hh>
using core::util::T;
using core::util::Error;
using core::util::Warning;
static core::util::Tracer TR("");

static core::util::Tracer TR2("", t_fatal);  
void my_function()
    // using pre-created Tracer object
    TR << "my_function begin..." << std::endl;

    // using named priority levels:
    TR.Fatal   << "Some Fatal Error here..." << std::endl;
    TR.Error   << "Some Error here...      " << std::endl;
    TR.Warning << "Warning message...      " << std::endl;
    TR.Info    << "Info message...         " << std::endl;
    TR.Debug   << "Debug message...        " << std::endl;
    TR.Trace   << "Trace message...        " << std::endl;
    TR << "regular output with default priority" << std::endl;

    // changing default priority level of tracer object
    TR.priority(t_warning) << "Now default priority is t_warning." << std::endl;
    TR(t_fatal) << "Now default priority is t_fatal." << std::endl;

    // print debug messages without creating Tracer object, useful if you need to output to custom channel.
    T("SomeChannelName") << "Just a message..." << std::endl;
    // Specifying priority:
    T("ChannelA", 100) << "Message with priority 100" << std::endl;

It is possible output some stl and utility data type directly. Currently we have support std::vector, utility::vector1 and std::map. Here the example of usage:

    std::vector<int> A;
    A.push_back(1);  A.push_back(2);  A.push_back(3);  A.push_back(5);

    utility::vector1<int> B;
    B.push_back(10);  B.push_back(20);  B.push_back(30);  B.push_back(45);

    std::map<int, std::string> M;
    M[1]="one";  M[2]="two";  M[3]="1+2";

    T("Demo") << "vector:" << A << " vector1:" << B << " map:" << M << "\n";

Which will produce output:

Demo: vector:[1, 2, 3, 5, ] vector1:[10, 20, 30, 45, ] map:{1:one, 2:two, 3:1+2, }

Controlling Tracer output from command line

# unmute all channels - default behavior, the same as just './a.out'
./a.out -unmute all

# mute all channels, unmute ChannelA and ChannelB
./a.out -mute all -unmute ChannelA ChannelB

# mute ChannelA and  ChannelB
./a.out -mute ChannelA ChannelB

# Set priority of output messages to be between 0 and 10
./a.out -out:level 10

# disable output of channels names
./a.out -chname off

Note: channels name work as hierarchical name: if you mute 'core.scoring' - that will effectively mute all channels starting with core.scoring i.e: core.scoring.count_pair, core.scoring.dunbrack, ... etc. The same logic apply to unmute.

Naming of the channels.

Name tracer channel according to your file path. For example file core/io/pdb/ should have Tracer channel named as ''. That way Tracer channels would reflect namespaces for a code plus a file name.

If you need to create tracer with custom channel names - just add your custom name after dot in the end, for example:

static core::util::Tracer TR("");

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