[ace-users] Questions about the macro ACE_DEBUG

Douglas C. Schmidt schmidt at dre.vanderbilt.edu
Tue Aug 14 10:19:08 CDT 2007


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>My application uses version-5.21 of ACE.

Please upgrade to ACE+TAO+CIAO x.5.10 (i.e., ACE 5.5.10, TAO 1.5.10, and
CIAO 0.5.10), which you can download from


under the heading: "Latest Beta Kit".

The DOC groups at Washington University, UC Irvine, and Vanderbilt
University only provide "best effort" support for non-sponsors for the
latest release, as described in


Thus, if you need more "predictable" help for earlier versions of
ACE+TAO, I recommend that you check out


for a list of companies that will provide you with ACE+TAO commercial

>In my code I have the following line:
>ACE_DEBUG ((LM_DEBUG, "UOW_GlassId processing end\n"));
>1) My code uses a special log mechanism. Is it possible to use
>ACE_DEBUG  along with another log mechanism

Sure, that will work fine.

>2)I never see this message printed in my logs (that are written using
>the special mechanism), although this line is defenitely executed.
>Why? Where does the ACE_DEBUG print to?

By default, it prints to stderr.  You can redirect where it points to
however.  Please see Chapter 3 of the ACE Programmer's Guide
<http://www.riverace.com/acebooks/index.htm#apg> for more details.


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