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From "Shapira, Yoav" <Yoav.Shap...@mpi.com>
Subject RE: [PATCH] add 'timeStampFormat' property to HTMLLayout
Date Thu, 08 Jan 2004 13:09:51 GMT

Or just use the log4j-safe org.apache.log4j.helpers.ISO8601DateFormat or
org.apache.log4j.helpers.DateTimeDateFormat, both of which are very

Yoav Shapira
Millennium ChemInformatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Paul Smith [mailto:paul.smith@lawlex.com.au]
>Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2004 6:24 PM
>To: Log4J Developers List
>Subject: Re: [PATCH] add 'timeStampFormat' property to HTMLLayout
>> This sounds good, but SimpleDateFormat is not thread-safe.  So it
>> not be a good idea to share an instance without some sort of
>> synchronization.  (I'm assuming that log4j won't supply this
>> automatically.)  So it becomes a question of where do you want the
>> performance hit: garbage collection or synchronization?
>This is true, but a Layout instance is not shared within Log4j, and
>since an appender sync's it's own doAppend method, I believe there
>be enough syncronization to protect it.
>It might be good to have documentation that the HTMLLayout class is not
>Threadsafe if the optional dateFormat pattern is used (unless
>specifically protected by the surrounding appender).
>Paul Smith
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