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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: OneLineFormatter by default?
Date Mon, 20 Jun 2011 14:54:16 GMT
On 20/06/2011 15:51, Rainer Jung wrote:
> Should we use the new OneLineFormatter as the default juli formatter?
> 
> I never found anyone who liked the default java.util.logging log format,
> which spreads all messages out via two lines. One line contains the
> timestamp, the other line the message.
> 
> So if your grep for a message, you want find out when it was issued, and
> if you look for a certain time range, yout wont see the actual messages.
> Non-sense.
> 
> Now that we have our nice little OneLineFormatter, why not use it as
> default?
> 
> If we use it as default: should be have it as default without config,
> i.e. as a default in code, or do we want to add the .formatter lines to
> our loggging.properties? Or add the formatter system property to
> catalina.properties?
> 
> I think I would favor having it as a code default, i.e. without any
> configuration.

That might be a surprise for users.

I'd lean towards make it the default via config (very easy to revert)
and change the code default for 8.x onwards.

Mark



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