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From Rainer Jung <>
Subject Re: Juli/Logging
Date Fri, 03 Aug 2007 06:33:01 GMT
Stacks are always special. It's usually unfeasible to push them into one 
line. My argument was about usual log messages. Of course in a fully 
fledged new formatter, one would wish things like configuring the depth 
of the stack printed.

Len Popp wrote:
> On 7/31/07, Rainer Jung <> wrote:
>> My personal opinion: java.util.logging very much lacks a good formatter.
>> The default 2 line formatting of messages, splitting timestamps and
>> message in separate lines, is not really useful in production. Many ad
>> hoc log analysis practices work on a line oriented basis.
> How would exception stack traces be handled? That's an important
> consideration because a stack trace is the first thing people ask for
> when someone has a problem. :-)
> I like the idea of one line per entry, but stack traces don't seem to
> fit into that format. If you collapse a stack trace onto one line,
> it's a lot harder to read. If you keep the multi-line format for stack
> traces, you keep the same problem with log analysis practices that
> work on a line oriented basis.

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