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From Chuck Murcko <>
Subject Re: Config file `programming language'
Date Thu, 19 Dec 1996 18:00:25 GMT
Probably even better to do what Boa does and just use yacc for the config

M4 gives me gas pains, from using it w/sendmail.

James H. Cloos Jr. liltingly intones:
> I was thinking about the earlier discussions about creeping featurism
> in the conf syntax leading to the ad hoc creation of a full blown
> programming language -- and the obvious pitfalls thereof -- this
> morning.  Especially for places that have lots of virtual servers,
> macros in the conf files would be a big win.
> But why re-implement the proverbial wheel?
> What do ppl think of an option to run the conf file (presumably
> excluding htaccess files) through m4(1)?
> That would certainly provide me with everything I need -- or at least
> that I can think of. :)
> Obviously a post 1.2 change, but if I don't suggest it now I'll
> probably forget about it....

Chuck Murcko	N2K Inc.	Wayne PA
And now, on a lighter note:
If you can read this, you're too close.

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