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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.plugins.PluginAttribute.required()
Date Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:35:30 GMT
Why don't we have a required flag?

Using it and throwing an Exception when this condition is violated would
avoid guard code like:

    public static RegexFilter createFilter(
            @PluginAttribute("regex") final Pattern regex,
            @PluginAttribute("useRawMsg") final Boolean useRawMsg,
            @PluginAttribute("onMatch") final Result match,
            @PluginAttribute("onMismatch") final Result mismatch) {

        if (regex == null) {
            LOGGER.error("A regular expression must be provided for
            return null;
        return new RegexFilter(useRawMsg, regex, match, mismatch);


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