org.slf4j
Interface IMarkerFactory

All Known Implementing Classes:
BasicMarkerFactory

public interface IMarkerFactory

Implementations of this interface are used to manufacture Marker instances.

See the section Implementing the SLF4J API in the FAQ for details on how to make your logging system conform to SLF4J.

Author:
Ceki Gülcü

Method Summary
 boolean detachMarker(String name)
          Detach an existing marker.
 boolean exists(String name)
          Checks if the marker with the name already exists.
 Marker getDetachedMarker(String name)
          Create a marker which is detached (even at birth) from this IMarkerFactory.
 Marker getMarker(String name)
          Manufacture a Marker instance by name.
 

Method Detail

getMarker

Marker getMarker(String name)
Manufacture a Marker instance by name. If the instance has been created earlier, return the previously created instance.

Null name values are not allowed.

Parameters:
name - the name of the marker to be created, null value is not allowed.
Returns:
a Marker instance

exists

boolean exists(String name)
Checks if the marker with the name already exists. If name is null, then false is returned.

Parameters:
name - logger name to check for
Returns:
true id the marker exists, false otherwise.

detachMarker

boolean detachMarker(String name)
Detach an existing marker.

Note that after a marker is detached, there might still be "dangling" references to the detached marker.

Parameters:
name - The name of the marker to detach
Returns:
whether the marker could be detached or not

getDetachedMarker

Marker getDetachedMarker(String name)
Create a marker which is detached (even at birth) from this IMarkerFactory.

Parameters:
name - marker name
Returns:
a dangling marker
Since:
1.5.1


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