[systemd-devel] Shedding some legacy naming: syslog "priority"

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Tue Feb 12 19:20:01 PST 2013

On Tue, 05.02.13 16:57, David Strauss (david at davidstrauss.net) wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 2:13 PM, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek
> <zbyszek at in.waw.pl> wrote:
> > Why? Higher level, lower level, the term "level" is _very_ strongly tied
> > to (vertical) ordering. Also, height-related methaphors are one of the
> > most common in all languages, so using "level" makes the metaphor easy.
> I guess you're right about it implying ordering, but it still doesn't
> clearly imply which ordering. Is a "higher level" message shown when
> the situation is more critical or when the program is running in a
> more verbose mode?

I kinda prefer "level" here, since that's it's more precise I think than
verbosity. It does not imply what is high and what is low though, but
that's already definitely better than with "priority" where things tend
to be inversed of that english language might suggest...


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

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