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From Matt Sicker <boa...@gmail.com>
Subject Opinions or guidelines on what each logging level is for?
Date Thu, 02 Feb 2017 06:29:52 GMT
I had a meeting at work recently where a small debate was brought up as to
what sorts of things to log at each logging level. I had my own opinion
about it, of course, but I noticed that there are brief notes in the
javadocs about each level (going back in the git logs, it look like Ralph
wrote those notes almost 6 years ago!) and that's about it when it comes to
any sort of specifics.

Does anyone have some more elaborations on why you'd use each level? Or
some more concrete differences between, for example, error/warn and
debug/trace? Perhaps some examples reflecting how you've used it in the
past or even custom logging levels you've added?

In a related idea, I'm kind of thinking that a general page about logging
concepts may be useful for the manual, so I'd like to gather some opinions
on said topics first.

Matt Sicker <boards@gmail.com>

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