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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [logging] logging vs slf4j
Date Fri, 05 Aug 2011 12:59:02 GMT
On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 8:23 AM, Bill Speirs <bill.speirs@gmail.com> wrote:
> IMO, saying "Don't do logging in a library" seems like a bad rule.
>
> The HTTPComponents client has logging and it has been VERY helpful to be
> able to turn on debug logging and see what requests and responses are going
> over the wire. Yes, I could fire up Wireshark and get the same info, but
> turning on logging is so much easier... I only wish they had this for the
> HttpCore stuff.
>
> Why do you suggest no logging for libraries?

Yes, IMO the question should be: How and when do you do logging in a library?

- if () System.out...
- // System.out...
- A logging lib
- ...

Gary

>
> Bill-
>
> On Aug 5, 2011 2:19 AM, "Henri Yandell" <flamefew@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 7:51 AM, Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 10:33 AM, Paul Benedict <pbenedict@apache.org>
> wrote:
>>>> I prefer Apache driven projects when possible. If LOG4J2 takes off,
>>>> feature requests would be implemented quicker, I hope.
>>>
>>> I like Log4J just fine thank you very much :)
>>>
>>> I'm looking forward to 2.0.
>>
>> That's generally where I am thought-wise.
>>
>> A) If you're a generic reusble library; don't do logging if you can help
> it.
>> B) If you are an app, use log4j.
>> C) If you truly need a bridge, use SLF4j.
>>
>> Hen
>>
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Gary

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