Thursday, July 1, 2010

ASCII art in log files and showing my age

What is that? Well, let me tell you. It's supposed to be some ASCII art that my new-fangled JIRA bug tracker spits out into its log file at start up. It's supposed to serve some useful purpose. It fails (fails, I tell you) because when you view ASCII art that is longer than 80 characters in a terminal (this is a log file, remember) that text art just wraps around and resembles line noise. Yes, line noise like they used to have in the last century.

What's that? You think ASCII art is cool? Well so do I, in it's place. Which isn't my darn log files. What am I going to do about it? I'll tell you, I'll show 'em! Now get off my lawn.


Matt Doar said...

What do they mean, Not a Bug?

Matt Doar said...

Minor it may be to you, sonny, but it gets my dander up it does.