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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: BugRat Report #642 has been filed.
Date Fri, 29 Dec 2000 14:11:23 GMT
At 06:21  20/12/00 -0800, Diane Holt wrote:
>Actually, rather than loading down various tasks with yet more attributes,
>I'd prefer to see a more refined logging system, one where you could
>specify levels of information you want. I think that's sort of been done
>to some degree, with the MSG_INFO and MSG_WARN stuff, and with the Ant
>flags -verbose and -debug, but I don't think it's refined enough. There's
>too much similarity, I think, between verbose and debug -- and much of
>what verbose prints out I'm not really interested in seeing, since I
>usually only include -verbose when I'm trying to see the classpath or
>command-lines for things. If I want to see all the property stuff, I use
>the -debug flag.

The problem was these levels evolved and it would involve breaking
backwards compatability to change it at this stage. So unless there is a
concerted effort to maintain current output levels and just adding a new
one then I am not sure I would support this move.



| "Faced with the choice between changing one's mind, |
| and proving that there is no need to do so - almost |
| everyone gets busy on the proof."                   |
|              - John Kenneth Galbraith               |

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