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From Ceki Gülcü <c...@qos.ch>
Subject RE: JDJ - log4j vs java.util.logging
Date Thu, 24 Mar 2005 16:55:36 GMT
At 05:25 PM 3/24/2005, Yoav Shapira wrote:
>Hi,
>
> > So, is the only concern the brand name "JCL"?  It seems to be.
>
>Yup.
>
> > If the
> > code is
> > going to be completely different and not backwards compatible with the
> > existing
> > "JCL" it isn't really "JCL", so why call it "JCL"?
>
>Because the brand name is powerful and will lead to rapid adoption.

By the same token, many developers are strongly repulsed by that same 
brand. (I've heard of several oss project who won't touch jakarta commons 
with a 12-feet pole because of its reliance on JCL.)

> > Why not call it
> > "UGLI"?  And
>
>Because that's an ugly acronym (pun intended) and an unfamiliar one, leading
>to "yet another logging interface" discussions.

Point well taken. Any alternative names on your mind? I'm all ears. :-)


-- 
Ceki Gülcü

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