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From "Dominik Psenner (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LOG4NET-342) Add a way to prevent silent failure
Date Wed, 30 May 2012 06:16:25 GMT

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Dominik Psenner commented on LOG4NET-342:
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IsErrorEnabled is quite misleading at this point and depending on the logging configuration
it can result to false negatives. I think a proper refactoring+some documentation could do
a great favor there so that one can find:

if(log.InitializationState == InitializationStates.OK)
   // all fine

Valid members of the InitializationStates enum could be "INITIALIZED", "IN_PROGRESS", "NOT_YET",
"FAILED".
                
> Add a way to prevent silent failure
> -----------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LOG4NET-342
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4NET-342
>             Project: Log4net
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Joachim Zobel
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 1.2.12
>
>
> I spent most of the day trying to find out why logging is not working on my dev system
but not on test. There should be a way to force error reporting by throwing (possibly unhandled)
exceptions. This could be done by adding a required flag to the appenders and another flag
that requires a least one working appender.
> I am not sure about a good way to implement this, I would just love it if my favourite
tool to end silent failure could stop failing silently. 

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