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log4c practice

CEHJ asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-09
The following appears in category.h

 * Return true if the category will log messages with priority @c
 * @param a_category the log4c_category_t object
 * @returns Whether the category will log.
#if !defined(_WIN32) && !defined(__HP_cc)
static inline int log4c_category_is_debug_enabled(const log4c_category_t* a_category) 
    return log4c_category_is_priority_enabled(a_category, LOG4C_PRIORITY_DEBUG); 
#define log4c_category_is_debug_enabled(a) \
  (log4c_category_is_priority_enabled(a, LOG4C_PRIORITY_DEBUG))

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and this seems to make sense, but what of the frequently used

if (log4c_category_is_debug_enabled(a_cat)) {
// Log something at debug level

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? Does anyone here do something like log_debug(...) such that the if gets inlined too? Surely that would be more convenient than evaluating (explicitly) the if each time
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