May 26, 2018

Replacement of the simple syslog() API providing structure to messages

The EventLog library aims to be a replacement of the simple syslog API provided on UNIX systems. The major difference between EventLog and syslog is that EventLog tries to add structure to messages.

Where you had a simple non-structrured string in syslog you have a combination of description and tag/value pairs.

EventLog provides an interface to build, format and output an event record. The exact format and output method can be customized by the administrator via a configuration file.