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From "Ralph Goers (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LOG4J2-598) Support more data types in plugin attributes
Date Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:32:16 GMT

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Ralph Goers commented on LOG4J2-598:
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I would have to look at the plugins we have created. We should do the normal strategy of aiming
to cover the top 80% of what is happening in a typical plugin factory as far as parameter
validation goes.  I could envision that things like min and max values, or a list of valid
values might be there but I would take these things one at a time.  Starting with just doing
the data conversion from Strings in XML or JSON to the correct data type goes a long way towards
simplification.

> Support more data types in plugin attributes
> --------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LOG4J2-598
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-598
>             Project: Log4j 2
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Core
>    Affects Versions: 2.0-rc1
>            Reporter: Matt Sicker
>            Assignee: Matt Sicker
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: annotations, plugins
>
> Currently, annotating plugin factory method parameters with {{@PluginAttribute}} only
supports String types, but we use a lot of plugin attributes that could be automatically converted
to primitive types. Now I'm not suggesting something as advanced as how Camel handles parameter
injection (which does automatic non-trivial type conversion), but it would be great to support
booleans, ints, longs, etc., to simplify quite a bit of extraneous string parsing.



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