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From "Stephen McConnell" <mcconn...@apache.org>
Subject RE: [Vote] Include ConsoleLogger in framework (was: RE: PrimordialLogger?)
Date Thu, 07 Feb 2002 12:09:24 GMT

Leo Sutic wrote:


> I'm calling a vote:
> Should the class org.apache.avalon.framework.logger.ConsoleLogger, as I
> implemented it, go into Avalon/Framework?
> My argument for it:
> Sometimes it is impractical or impossible to obtain a logger. However, 
> in almost all cases the application has access to System.out. A 
> ConsoleLogger is a replacement for inserting System.out.println into 
> the code and brings higher code quality.
> The ConsoleLogger belongs in framework. Framework consists of 
> interfaces and basic implementations of them. NullLogger and 
> ConsoleLogger gives us:
>                 no logging: NullLogger
>  simplest possible logging: ConsoleLogger
>           (everything else: LogKit / Log4J / JDK1.4)
> So we have the null object pattern in NullLogger, and the 
> simplest possible working implementation in ConsoleLogger.
> END OF VOTE -------------------------------------------------------


with note that I think the default logging level should ERROR not DEBUG.

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