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Author vinay.sajip
Recipients docs@python, jonathan-lp, vinay.sajip
Date 2019-07-13.10:10:50
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> the prose clearly say that the default is sys.stderr, however the code doesn't show that

Which code are you looking at? Here is the entirety of StreamHandler.__init__:

    def __init__(self, stream=None):
        Initialize the handler.
        If stream is not specified, sys.stderr is used.
        if stream is None:
            stream = sys.stderr = stream

> We users Do. Not. Care. about how wonderfully clever your implementation is, we care about how it actually works. Whatever Rube-Goldbergian implementation details there are behind the scenes are of no interest to us.

I'm not sure your tone is particularly constructive here. I don't regard the code you say you've read, reproduced above, is particularly Rube-Goldbergian, or even Heath-Robinsonish. And are you presuming to speak for all Python users here?

> Fine, lets try this another way - does anyone else have opinions on this?

As far as I can remember, you're the first person to bring this up since logging was added to Python in 2003. In all that time, no-one appears to have been confused by that prose, which has been there since pretty much the beginning, though there was a spelling change and a logging documentation reorganisation around 9 years ago.
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