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From "Doug Bateman (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LOGGING-137) LogFactory.getLog()
Date Wed, 18 Aug 2010 17:04:18 GMT

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Doug Bateman commented on LOGGING-137:
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I forgot to test the latest code I sent you using Java 1.3 and below.  The stack trace parsing
isn't correct as a result of my having parsing aggressively rather than lazily.  I will fix
it and repost along with a corresponding upgrade to my test cases.

Meanwhile, which of the 3 styles I posted do you prefer?  That will allow me to focus my energy
on the one you choose.

> LogFactory.getLog()
> -------------------
>
>                 Key: LOGGING-137
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOGGING-137
>             Project: Commons Logging
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>    Affects Versions: 1.1.2
>            Reporter: Doug Bateman
>         Attachments: CallStackTestCase.java, CallStackUtil.java.0, CallStackUtil.java.1,
CallStackUtil.java.2, LogFactory.java
>
>   Original Estimate: 0.5h
>  Remaining Estimate: 0.5h
>
> Presently, in Apache Commons, the most common way to get a logger is to do something
like:
> public class MyClass {
>     private static Log log = LogFactory.getLog(MyClass.class);
> }
> Notice how MyClass.class (or alternatively a string name) is passed as a parameter. 
The annoying aspect of this is that sometimes the class name doesn't get updated when doing
copy/paste operations.  A desirable alternative might be:
> public class MyClass {
>     private static Log log = LogFactory.getLog(); //class name inferred from call stack
> }
> With such an approach there are two possible concerns I can foresee:
>     * Call stack inspection isn't terribly fast.  However since Loggers are generally
initialized only once, when the class is first loaded, performance isn't likely to be a major
problem.
>     * Commons-logging is Java 1.1 compatible.  Thus care must be taken to ensure compatibility
isn't broken.
>     * Commons-logging doesn't depend on commons-lang, and thus the utilities in commons-lang
cannot be used.
> In Java 1.4, the call stack is easily obtained using Thread.getCallStack().  Prior to
Java 1.4, the only way to obtain the call stack is to inspect the stack trace of an exception.

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