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filename:foo filename:bar filename:baz
Sure, that's more trouble to parse than assuming you can't have repeats, but it's not much work.
However, it starts getting tedious if you need to say something like:
severity:fatal message="corruption in filesystem regarding following items" filename:foo inode:3 filename:bar inode:6 filename:baz inode:8
At this point you really want more structure, or else the consuming end has to intuit to group things.
They should be paying attention to the lumberjack project
Posted Apr 21, 2012 8:19 UTC (Sat) by neilbrown (subscriber, #359)
.... filename-1:foo inode-1:3 filename-2:bar inode-2:6 filename-3:bar inode-3:8
Explicit structure embedded in the names of name:value pairs.
Yes, it's ugly. But it's simple and if most cases don't need any real structure, then the ugliness will hardly be noticed.
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