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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: Allow modules to add libraries
Date Mon, 07 Jun 1999 11:24:00 GMT
Ralf S. Engelschall wrote:
> > Ideally, the need for ConfigStart/End should be eliminated entirely,
> > because, as far as I can see, it is, at best, a kludge, and at worst a
> > maintenance problem.
> 
> Hmmm.. I personally wouldn't go so far and say it's not needed, of course.
> You're right: it's a kludge. But for complex modules like mod_perl, mod_ssl,
> etc. it's a very important facility.  Only with it they can adjust the built
> environment correctly.  They've to do some checks for which one need some
> scripting language. And here the ConfigStart...ConfigEnd facility with the
> embedded shell scripts is a very useful thing.

I realise and agree that eliminating it entirely is nontrivial. However,
we should definitely eliminate the stuff we can eliminate.

Cheers,

Ben.

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