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From Larry Young <lyo...@dalmatian.com>
Subject Re: discreet log types
Date Fri, 15 Aug 2003 01:12:19 GMT

         Yes, actually I had already gone down that road as one of my first 
solutions before I posted my original message.  However, when I considered 
that option, I was appending the logging type, which was a problem when 
trying to specify packages instead of individual classes.  But your 
suggestion to put it at the beginning could solve that problem.

         I'm not so worried about it being clumsy because I can always hide 
it with a wrapper around the front-end if necessary (i.e. create a static 
factory-like method).  And I would only have to define loggers for the 
logging types that my class would be using, not necessarily every one that 
is defined, especially since the list needs to be extensible.  And it would 
also allow me to enable multiple logging types for a single class/package.

         I'll have to give this one some more thought!  It's not the 
cleanest of solutions, but if no one else on the list thinks this would be 
a good feature to have, then perhaps this would be the quickest solution 
for my situation.  Thanks again for your ideas!

--- regards ---

At 10:51 AM 8/15/03 +1000, you wrote:
>On Fri, 2003-08-15 at 10:52, Larry Young wrote:
> > Paul,
> >
> >          Yes, I need to be able to specify which class may display which
> > set of discreet types.  For example, I might have "com.*" allowed to
> > display ERROR, but then override that for "com.xyz.MyClass" to display 
> only
> > TIMING,  "com.abc.def.*" to display METHOD_TRACE & TIMING, and
> > "com.abc.dataaccess.*" to display DB_ACCESS.
>Yeah, the more I think about it the more I see the issue.  Ouch.
>Ok, since in each class you like have something like this:
>public static final Logger LOG = Logger.getLogger(MyClass.class);
>Could you do something like this? (Cumbersome still, but hey, if you
>want Ultimate Configuration it comes with Ultimate complexity usually
>public static final DBLogger = Logger.getLogger("DB." +
>MyClass.class.getName() );
>public static final TimerLogger= Logger.getLogger("Trace." +
>That way you will have a Logger for every class and every aspect.  You
>can then turn _ALL_ Trace logging by setting the "DB" Logger to whatever
>level, then all the class names inherit from it.  You can then also set
>"DB" to INFO, but override with "DB.com.mycompany.MyClass=DEBUG".
>Would that help?
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Larry Young
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