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From "Roger Kapsi (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LOG4J2-1531) Change attribute and component values from String to Object
Date Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:41:20 GMT

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Roger Kapsi commented on LOG4J2-1531:
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Correct but if you look above (the JavaFunctionFilter example) you could (and probably want
if you're Java 8+) to be able to do that even from plain Java. My Clojure DSL example is actually
using log4j2's own ConfigurationBuilder. Everything works out of the box except for being
able to pass in non-String configuration values such as lambda functions. I'm happy to contribute
that DSL btw. It's really trivial.

My current thought is to add a {{addArgument(String, Object}} method to {{ComponentBuilder}}
and a new {{PluginArgument}} annotation (and Visitor). Thoughts?

> Change attribute and component values from String to Object
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LOG4J2-1531
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1531
>             Project: Log4j 2
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Core
>    Affects Versions: 2.6.2
>            Reporter: Roger Kapsi
>
> I was looking into creating a ConfigurationFactory/Builder that is backed by a Clojure
DSL. It works rather beautifully until I tried to create a filter that is backed by a Clojure
function. There is literally  no way to pass arbitrary objects into a PluginFactory. All component
values and attributes are assumed to be Strings.
> {code:java}
> (configuration
>   (appender "stdout" "CONSOLE"
>     (layout "PatternLayout"
>       (attribute "pattern" "%d [%t] %-5level: %msg%n"))
>     (filter "ClojureFilter"
>       ;; This LoC doesn't work: addAttribute(key, value)
>       ;; will store the toString() of the value. Bummer.
>       ;; I'd the so easy and beautiful if it didn't.
>       (attribute "fn" (fn [logger & more] (println logger)))))
>   
>   (logger "TestLogger" Level/INFO
>     (appender-ref "rolling")
>     (attribute "additivity" false))
>   (root-logger Level/DEBUG 
>     (appender-ref "rolling")))
> {code}
> {code:java}
> @Plugin(name = "ClojureFilter", category = Node.CATEGORY, elementType = Filter.ELEMENT_TYPE,
printObject = true)
> class ClojureFilter extends AbstractFilter {
>   @PluginFactory
>   public static ClojureFilter createFilter(
>       @PluginAttribute("fn") IFn fn, ...) {
>      return new ClojureFilter(fn, ...);
>   }
> }
> {code}



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