Source Code for Apache Log4j API

Apache Log4j API provides the interface that applications should code to and provides the adapter components required for implementers to create a logging implementation. Apache Log4j API is a required module to use Apache Log4j.

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org/apache/logging/log4j/Marker.java

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package org.apache.logging.log4j;

import java.io.Serializable;

/**
 * Markers are objects that are used to add easily filterable information to log messages.
 *
 * Markers can be hierarchical - each Marker may have a parent. This allows for broad categories being subdivided into
 * more specific categories. An example might be a Marker named "Error" with children named "SystemError" and
 * "ApplicationError".
 */
public interface Marker extends Serializable {

    /**
     * Adds a Marker as a parent to this Marker.
     * 
     * @param markers The parent markers to add.
     * @return The current Marker object, thus allowing multiple adds to be concatenated.
     * @throws IllegalArgumentException if the argument is {@code null}
     */
    Marker addParents(Marker... markers);

    /**
     * Returns true if the given marker has the same name as this marker.
     *
     * @param obj the reference object with which to compare.
     * @return true if the given marker has the same name as this marker.
     * @since 2.4
     */
    @Override
    boolean equals(Object obj);

    /**
     * Returns the name of this Marker.
     * 
     * @return The name of the Marker.
     */
    String getName();

    /**
     * Returns a list of parents of this Marker.
     * 
     * @return The parent Markers or {@code null} if this Marker has no parents.
     */
    Marker[] getParents();

    /**
     * Returns a hash code value based on the name of this marker. Markers are equal if they have the same name.
     * 
     * @return the computed hash code
     * @since 2.4
     */
    @Override
    int hashCode();

    /**
     * Indicates whether this Marker has references to any other Markers.
     * 
     * @return {@code true} if the Marker has parent Markers
     */
    boolean hasParents();

    /**
     * Checks whether this Marker is an instance of the specified Marker.
     * 
     * @param m The Marker to check.
     * @return {@code true} if this Marker or one of its ancestors is the specified Marker, {@code false} otherwise.
     * @throws IllegalArgumentException if the argument is {@code null}
     */
    boolean isInstanceOf(Marker m);

    /**
     * Checks whether this Marker is an instance of the specified Marker.
     * 
     * @param name The name of the Marker.
     * @return {@code true} if this Marker or one of its ancestors matches the specified name, {@code false} otherwise.
     * @throws IllegalArgumentException if the argument is {@code null}
     */
    boolean isInstanceOf(String name);

    /**
     * Removes the specified Marker as a parent of this Marker.
     * 
     * @param marker The marker to remove.
     * @return {@code true} if the marker was removed.
     * @throws IllegalArgumentException if the argument is {@code null}
     */
    boolean remove(Marker marker);

    /**
     * Replaces the set of parent Markers with the provided Markers.
     * 
     * @param markers The new set of parent Markers or {@code null} to clear the parents.
     * @return The current Marker object.
     */
    Marker setParents(Marker... markers);
}

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