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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: IfDefine
Date Tue, 16 Jun 1998 18:42:25 GMT
I thought we actually talked more about this and decided that adding
another namespace was not a good idea.  The suggestion was to use
environment variables rather than these nebulous defines...

You know the next thing people will want is #define.  And there's much
reason to ask for it.  I can put a host specific /etc/host-httpd.conf
which has a few defines in it and include it from a global httpd.conf, and
use the same httpd command line on all machines in a farm. 


On Tue, 16 Jun 1998, Ben Hyde wrote:

> "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little
> statesmen and philosophers and divines." - Emerson
> Brian in <> writes:
> > I believe the configuration file syntax should avoid being procedural - you
> > think config syntaxes are hard to debug now, just wait!  mod_perl and its
> ...
> > A procedural configuration file would also become very difficult to
> > represent in a GUI.  Anyone know of a good Visual Perl tool?  :)
> > 
> > I think the config engine should be frozen for the rest of 1.3 to allow the
> > GUI efforts to grow, and I think for 2.0 we should examine moving the
> > config language to something like XML.
> Months later ...
> >>    *) Add <IfDefine>..</IfDefine> sections to the core module (with
> >...
> >This is going to be very useful in building a test suite; thanks Ralf.

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