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From (Rodent of Unusual Size)
Subject Re: [PATCH] Disabling logging based on envariable
Date Sat, 16 Aug 1997 01:32:24 GMT
>From the fingers of Dean Gaudet flowed the following:
>Rob's example, and Ken's both add directives.  As usual I disagree with
>that :)  My suggestion:
>CustomLog logs/kaboom "%h - %u %t \"%r\" %s %b" !that_bloody_robot_again
>That is, CustomLog takes a log filename, a log format string, and an
>optional environment variable that must be present (or not present).  This
>isn't a lot more work.

    I dislike it.  Strongly.  (Possibly because I had already started
    working on Rob's suggestion.)  I disagree thoroughly with this
    tendency to hang huge throbbing diseased bags on the sides of existing
    directives.  We went through this to some extent with the Mumble
    versus MumbleMatch discussion a few weeks ago.

    The CustomLog directive is already cryptic enough with the format
    string.  We're keeping the directives text-based, but making them
    harder to read & use (IMHO).  This is the wrong trend.  I prefer the
    UNIX model of having little limited-function pieces that can work

    #ken    :-(}

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