Hm. After almost a year of using Log::Log4Perl, I never noticed the :easy mode. Interesting, thank you.
When I first looked at the doc you linked, I thought "yes, I should just subclass this." I mentioned it to a personal friend of mine, though, and was reminded how often my Perl code ends up linked into Windows EXEs and PAR files; perhaps it's best to not require the fairly large Log::Log4Perl and dependencies unless I actually need its power.
So, it looks like I have a fork before I have a release: I put the creation of Log::Log4Easy, which will be a Log::Painless style interface to the :easy mode of Log::Log4Perl, on my to-do list. Fortunately, I have a temporary excess of round tuits, so expect another RFC in the next couple of weeks.
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