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package org.slf4j;

Implementations of this interface are used to manufacture Marker instances.

See the section Implementing the SLF4J API in the FAQ for details on how to make your logging system conform to SLF4J.

Author(s):
Ceki Gülcü
public interface IMarkerFactory {

    
Manufacture a Marker instance by name. If the instance has been created earlier, return the previously created instance.

Null name values are not allowed.

Parameters:
name the name of the marker to be created, null value is not allowed.
Returns:
a Marker instance
    Marker getMarker(String name);

    
Checks if the marker with the name already exists. If name is null, then false is returned.

Parameters:
name logger name to check for
Returns:
true id the marker exists, false otherwise.
    boolean exists(String name);

    
Detach an existing marker.

Note that after a marker is detached, there might still be "dangling" references to the detached marker.

Parameters:
name The name of the marker to detach
Returns:
whether the marker could be detached or not
    boolean detachMarker(String name);

    
Create a marker which is detached (even at birth) from this IMarkerFactory.

Parameters:
name marker name
Returns:
a dangling marker
Since:
1.5.1
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