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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: [Vote] Logging
Date Wed, 09 May 2001 22:56:38 GMT
At 03:46  9/5/01 -0000, Magesh Umasankar wrote:
>>>>What is the reason for building a facade?
>>>>1. to reduce complexity
>>>>2. to allow pluggability
>>>>Ant does not need (2) in any shape or form. 
>>Exactly: Answer why we would need it.
>Out there...
>1. ...One Logging App may have a bigger market share 
>      than another.


>2. ...One Logging App may be smaller in size than 
>      another.

partially relevent.

>3. ...One Logging App may provide more features than 
>      another - something as simple as a Log Roller.

irrelevent. (We won't be using them anyway).

>4. ...One Logging App may have better documentation than 
>      another.

partially relevent. But it is easier to write a small how-to rather than
rewrite a facade that will need it's own docs.

>5. ...One Logging App may be faster than another.

irrelevent. (We don't need speed).

>Probably we don't need pluggability *yet*, which would 
>make a valid case for not building a facade.  If building a facade is
ruled out, getting back to the original discussion, what features does
LogKit have over Log4J, to make it more appealing to Ant2, other than size?




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