Re: Log4J Ignores log4j.LogLevel

Lew <lew@lewscanon.nospam>
Wed, 25 Jul 2007 09:30:54 -0400
Mark Space wrote:

Lew wrote:

    private static Log _apacheLog = null;


        if( null == _myLogger )
            _myLogger = new Logger();


        return _myLogger;

 From this we see that _myLogger will change every time the factory
method is invoked. Why do you store the value in the static member
and return it, both?

Well, the _myLogger variable is private, so how else would it be
accessed? Looks like a Singleton pattern to me. _myLogger shouldn't
change with each invocation; it's only assigned when _myLogger is null
to begin with, unless I'm missing something.

You are right, I missed that. Of course, log4j will always deliver the same
Logger if you pass the same Class or String to the Logger factory anyway, so
I'm questioning again why the need to provide a custom factory class.

The configuration of the Logger would be much easier to understand (for me, at
least) if the Logger in question were log4j's. So I reiterate my suggestion
that the OP use the log4j Logger class and its factory method.


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