Type: New Feature
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: 2.0
The Log API does not have a generic log method and there is no generic Level class. Since the levels which commons logging provides are fixed and since it would not break backwards compatibiliy I would like to suggest that these are added. To be more specific, I would like to see the following methods added:
void log(Level level, Object message)
Log a message with the specified log level.
void log(Level level, Object message, Throwable t)
Log a message and exception with the specified log level.
boolean isEnabled(Level level)
Is the specified logging level currently enabled?
As an extra feature of the level class one could have string and integer conversions to and from log levels.
These features would allow one to use commons logging in more complex situations without have to rely on specific logging implementations.