On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 12:09 AM, Björn Persson <Bjorn@rombobjörn.se> wrote:
Alexander Ploumistos wrote:
>On the other hand, if every message that was not meant for the user
>were suppressed, it would be very difficult to troubleshoot such a
>program, should an actual bug come along, because you would need a
>different build to get useful output in the console or a logging

Nah, it takes only a command line parameter to turn on debug logging. An
environment variable could also be used. A different build isn't needed.
It's no harder to make logging conditional at run time than it is to
make it conditional at build time.

The programs mentioned above do not have a debugging or verbosity flag, like e.g. "nmap -dd". The output can help pinpoint anything from minor aesthetic glitches, like a missing gtk theme, to crashes at startup. And that is a lot faster than querying the environment or running debuggers.