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From Rahul Akolkar <>
Subject Re: [Configuration] experimental branch uses java.util.logging?
Date Fri, 19 Jun 2009 16:41:32 GMT
On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 11:07 AM, Emmanuel Bourg<> wrote:
> Ralph Goers a écrit :
>> 2. In all the various logging discussions that have taken place on this
>> list in the last few months, many initiated by me, the concensus seems to be
>> that commons logging is the logging framework that should be used by commons
>> projects. Although not my preference I will abide by that.
> The consensus is nobody wants to engage in a heated discussion about logging
> ever again. We have wasted too much time on this topic.

Sigh, indeed.

> So the default
> choice wins, that's Commons Logging. But that choice is just inherited from
> the Java 1.3 compatibility era.

And two principles:
1. Minimal disruption. Commons is widely used, such that for released
components, anything that causes any amount of disruption to users is
no good.
2. Communal responsibility. Commons libraries tend to be used in
bunches. Its good when we are consistent in logging. Historically,
most Commons libraries have used CL.


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