org.slf4j
Interface ILoggerFactory

All Known Implementing Classes:
JCLLoggerFactory, JDK14LoggerFactory, Log4jLoggerFactory, NOPLoggerFactory, SimpleLoggerFactory, SubstituteLoggerFactory

public interface ILoggerFactory

ILoggerFactory instances manufacture Logger instances by name.

Most users retrieve Logger instances through the static LoggerFactory.getLogger(String) method. An instance of of this interface is bound internally with LoggerFactory class at compile time.

Author:
Ceki Gülcü

Method Summary
 Logger getLogger(String name)
          Return an appropriate Logger instance as specified by the name parameter.
 

Method Detail

getLogger

Logger getLogger(String name)
Return an appropriate Logger instance as specified by the name parameter.

If the name parameter is equal to Logger.ROOT_LOGGER_NAME, that is the string value "ROOT" (case insensitive), then the root logger of the underlying logging system is returned.

Null-valued name arguments are considered invalid.

Certain extremely simple logging systems, e.g. NOP, may always return the same logger instance regardless of the requested name.

Parameters:
name - the name of the Logger to return
Returns:
a Logger instance


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