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CuteLogger iostream confusion [Solved]

  • Hi, is anyone using CuteLogger?

    I've got a problem/confusion with it and I can't find anywhere else to ask a question.

    If I use a embedded text line:

    LOG_INFO("Starting the application");

    everything is output in the way that I would expect. If I us an iostream with just a quoted string the output is as I would expect:

    LOG_INFO() << "Starting the application";

    But if I use a QString to output the text:

    LOG_INFO() << QString("Power On");

    I get the quotes included in the output:

    "Power On"

    instead of:
    Power On

    Does anyone have any experience with this or any insight into what is going on? I've tried these combinations with a QTextStream(stdout) iostream and I don't get the quotes so it appears to be something involving the CuteLogger, but I'm not enough of a C++ guru to know what might be happening.

  • Lifetime Qt Champion


    It's the normal behavior of QString when streamed to through qDebug, it outputs its content quoted.

    IIRC, there was something about a newly added option for that during the Categorized Logging presentation but I can't remember exactly how. Need to wait for the presentation to be published :)

  • I'm using this under Qt 4.8 so I guess that means that I will just have to live with it for now.

    Thanks for the update.

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    You can surround your QString with qPrintable like this:

    @qDebug() << qPrintable(QString("Test"));@

  • Thank you, that seems to do exactly what I need.

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    You're welcome !

    Since have pretty printing now, please update the thread title prepending [solved] so other forum users may know a solution has been found :)

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