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From Leo Simons <leosim...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [patch] Add listeners for logger creation
Date Tue, 04 Feb 2003 15:02:06 GMT
Noel J. Bergman wrote:
>>>  public synchronized void add<T>Listener(<T>Listener listener)
>>>   throws java.util.TooManyListenersException;
>>I think maybe the method instead should be set<T>Listener then so
>>the contract is clear.
> Please see: http://java.sun.com/products/javabeans/docs/beans.101.pdf
> section 6.5.2.  The contract is clear and specified:
>    public void add <ListenerType>( <ListenerType> listener)
>      throws java.util.TooManyListenersException;
> The reason for this is documented: "Note that the unicast pattern is a
> special case of the multicast pattern and as such allows migration of a
> unicast event source to a multicast event source, without breaking existing
> client code."  Unicast methods are somewhat discouraged.

ugh. With a logging tool, you want as little exceptions as possible, as 
"not completely correct" behaviour of the logging toolkit in 
non-critical areas like this is ok. So while this makes sense in a swing 
world, I think it doesn't in logkit. Also, I think unicast instead of 
multicast in a logging tool makes sense if you don't need multicast: 
less overhead.

OTOH, allowing migration to a multicast source without breaking existing 
code does present a convincing argument for not changing methodname.

so we're back at square one.


- Leo

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