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From Emmanuel Lecharny <>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DIREVE-171) add log4j config patch
Date Mon, 27 Jun 2005 09:36:47 GMT
> Well, it may not be easy to "isolate" without turning debugging on. I am in 
> the camp who have far too much debug statements turned on "always" to have a 
> chance to figure out "what went wrong" afterwards. Of course, sometimes that 
> is not feasible, and that is when the dynamic settings of Level is useful.

This can be debated for years, and sure it will be ! Whatever, let's
stop this discussion : I admit that those are valid points. Let's not
use DEBUG, the gain is so small that it's much more a theorical question
to use it against using "if (log.isDebugEnabled())"

> The "logger.isDebugEnabled()" is cheap enough to be used for each invocation, 
> and provides the possibility for dynamic level settings in the logging 
> system.

I fully agree.

Being pragmatic helps a lot, when in production ;-)

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