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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <>
Subject Re: [Logging] [VOTE] Commons Logging 1.0 Release
Date Wed, 30 Jan 2002 12:00:22 GMT
On 1/29/02 3:56 PM, "Waldhoff, Rodney" <> wrote:

>> you may want to consider making the parameters
>> Strings not objects. They were made strings so that
>> you could render objects with Log4j. No other logging
>> toolkit does this. Thus if this is allowed/used you are
>> directly binding to Log4j anyway - why not use Log4j
>> directly in that case?
> What's it hurt to leave Objects in there? String.valueOf(object) is easy
> enough to do, and it supports the richer functionality provided by log4j.
> Why go out of our way to restrict functionality that's otherwise trivial to
> support?

Is there other 'richer' functionality in other logging systems that you may
want to support also?

I see peters point, although I am suspicious of his motivation :)

(And I see your point too...)


Geir Magnusson Jr.                           
System and Software Consulting
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

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