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Mani Venkatesan
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Suppose I have this:

I call a logging API from within an assert expression like so:
assert(log("My message")) ;

where the logging API is
boolean log(String message);

Now I can disable logging (by disabling assert) and also selectively enable/disable logging for certain classes by using the assert functionality.

Do you see any problem with this? If there is none, I would like to this method instead of using a "heavy" logging framework.

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