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From "Jensen, Jeff" <Jeff.Jen...@state.mn.us>
Subject RE: Plans for supporting a build in level of "trace"
Date Mon, 22 Sep 2003 23:22:36 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shapira, Yoav [mailto:Yoav.Shapira@mpi.com]
> Sent: Monday, September 22, 2003 11:03 AM
> To: Log4J Users List
> Subject: RE: Plans for supporting a build in level of "trace"
> 
> 
> 
> Howdy,
> 
> >I agree that this debate will carry on forever, because we all work
> >differently.  I believe having one trace level is good 
> compromise.  The
> >way I work is to put debug statements into the code to 
> decipher what is
> >happening in the program flow, but I would love to have a trace level
> to
> >print out parameter values or variable values.  The debug level gets
> >extremely verbose when logging out array values etc and all you are
> >interested in is program flow.
> 
> Interesting that the above is exactly the opposite of what Jeff's
> use-case is: trace for entering/exiting methods, debug for variable
> values ;)

Possibly, but the salient point is it is another use-case for having TRACE!

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