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From "Andrew C. Oliver" <>
Subject Re: [logging] Need interface... VOTE
Date Fri, 05 Apr 2002 14:39:00 GMT
+1 provided the interface method does not preclude using the regular 
method.  The interface method is not appropriate for all circumstances.

Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:

>On 4/5/02 9:07 AM, "Richard Sitze" <> wrote:
>>Well... yes... I was "rearranging the deck chairs".    I move all
>>implementation out of the one package, and into another (btw, LogFactory is
>>an abstract class with some code specified, it's not an interfact).
>>How is that significantly different than what you proposed, other than your
>>proposal may preserve backwards compatibility.... which is goodness.
>What I propose is a separate package - so that you include the jar
>when you just want the interfaces, and both (or just o.a.c.l) when you want
>the actual impl.  
>Remember, I am coming from the POV that I already have logging (which could
>be based on log4j, logkit, system.out.println...) and just want a generic
>interface to it.
>>Also, I really dislike "LogUser" in that context...   what's wrong with
>>"LogEnabled"  as per Avalon (I know we are, again, circling back over old
>>ground :-), or "LogEnablable" :-).
>I don't care about the name.  LogEnabled is fine, but I was keeping the
>'LogUser' moniker just so people who saw the first post have a clue... For
>the real impl, we'll change it.

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