Re: Testing with a logger?

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Wed, 14 Oct 2009 06:00:16 -0700 (PDT)
On 14 Pa=C5=BA, 04:24, markspace <> wrote:

I'd like to get a bit more info from a class I'm unit testing. So I
added a testMode method:

public class AppletBootstrap extends JApplet
        // Init logger
        private static final Logger logger = Logger.getLogg=



Name() );

        static void testMode() {
              ConsoleHandler h = new ConsoleHandler=


              h.setLevel( Level.ALL );
              logger.addHandler( h );
              logger.setLevel( Level.ALL );


Overall this feels like code smell to me, putting a class into "test
mode" when exercising it. I think this particular use is benign, bu=

t I

thought I'd ask the floor what it thinks (that's you guys and gals).

In this particular case you do not need to hard-code logger
configuration. Why don't you just prepare two logging properties files
and swap them if needed?

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