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From "Niall Pemberton (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (BEANUTILS-266) Log or throw exception in PropertyUtilsBean, not both
Date Mon, 04 Dec 2006 17:05:22 GMT
     [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BEANUTILS-266?page=all ]

Niall Pemberton updated BEANUTILS-266:
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    Fix Version/s: 1.8.0
         Priority: Minor  (was: Major)

This has nothing to do with the change made 3 weeks ago (revision 471990 for BEANUTILS-224)
which didn't change the logging at all. Anyway, thats academic - I don't think we should remove
the logging statement since having the original stack trace could be useful debugging information
- but changing it to "debug" level rather than error would be a good idea IMO.

> Log or throw exception in PropertyUtilsBean, not both
> -----------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: BEANUTILS-266
>                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BEANUTILS-266
>             Project: Commons BeanUtils
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Bean / Property Utils
>    Affects Versions: 1.7.0
>         Environment: all
>            Reporter: Brian Ewins
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 1.8.0
>
>
> This commit (related to BEANUTILS-224):
> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/jakarta/commons/proper/beanutils/trunk/src/java/org/apache/commons/beanutils/PropertyUtilsBean.java?view=diff&r1=471989&r2=471990
> improved the error message for illegal arguments, but also introduced a log message for
that same exception. Best practice is to log or throw but not both, since this often results
in the error being logged multiple times - when it was created and when the exception is caught.
In addition this is logging the problem as an error when it may in fact be handled by the
caller, so at worst its a debug-level message.
> I switched up to 1.7 recently and this has been filling up my logs. I know I can work
around it by disabling logging for this component but the existence of this log message seems
like an oversight.

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