[logback-dev] While you are working on FileAppenders... was: Question about a custom binary file appender.
ceki at qos.ch
Sun Aug 2 17:59:58 CEST 2009
Maarten Bosteels wrote:
> I guess you forgot to rename the interface itself ;-)
Yes, I did. :-)
> From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encoder "An encoder is a device,
> circuit, transducer, software program, algorithm or person that converts
> information from one format, or code to another..."
> So I think calling it Encoder is appropriate, but I have no string
> feeling about the name of the interface.
> The terminology also used in MINA:
If there is an established terminology for instance in Mina, than that
should be taken into consideration. However, being unfamiliar with
Mina, I was a little surprised by the use of the term Encoder.
> I have no idea how much work it is to support encoders in the
> logback.xml file.
> I mean, we should be able to tell logback to use a XXXAppender with a
> ZZZEncoder ?
If you can somehow reasonably express it in XML format, Joran can
parse it, at least that's my experience so far. So, I would not worry
about the parsing part and would concentrate on the "programmatic" API.
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