A custom logger implementation and TaskLocal helper for Swift-Log.

Why and how

This package provides two and a half things (and a small bonus):

  • TaskLocal support for Logger struct
  • A custom (and a pretty one) log handler implementation
  • Also it does import Logging so you don’t have to (.mp4), just import LGNLog and it will work


As per this package Logger now has @TaskLocal var current property which does precisely what you think it does:
your app can call Logger.current in every place you can imagine to get a current logger, and you shouldn’t bother
creating new temporary loggers here and there. By default it’s just a simple logger with label default.
Sure enough, you can bind it to your configured logger for some async Task just like that:

var logger = Logger(label: "custom_label")
logger[metadataKey: "RequestID"] = "\(UUID())"
Logger.$current.withValue(logger) {

And there you have it.

Custom implementation

Of course, default formatting isn’t very pretty:

2021-10-23T17:51:14+0300 info custom_label : FileLine=main.swift:322 RequestID=00000000-1637-0034-1711-000000000000 Hello

so this package comes with a prettier formatting. You can enable it by calling:


Et voilĂ :

[2021-10-23 14:56:55 +0000 @ main.swift:322] [custom_label] [info]: Hello (metadata: {"FileLine":"main.swift:322","RequestID":"00000000-1637-0034-1711-000000000000"})

As a bonus, you can always change logging level:

LGNLogger.logLevel = .trace

and it will affect logging level of all loggers created after bootstrapping LGNLogger.


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