This is interesting: Facebook wrote
their own logging system instead of using syslog. Their system only has
two pieces of informtion—a catagory and the message. No facilities, no
priorities or levels. I think in Facebook's case, they log everything so there's no need
for individual priorities or levels (the argument here is: you're going
to log everything eventually anyway, so simplify the process).
Another note: when your configuration
file is too complex (or in other words—an ad-hoc declarative
language) perhaps it's time to give up and just use a scripting
language for configuration (I skipped straight to using a scripting language
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