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From "David Reid" <dr...@jetnet.co.uk>
Subject Re: I'm changing my mind about config modules
Date Mon, 17 Apr 2000 09:23:33 GMT
Makes perfect sense.
+1

----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Stein" <gstein@lyra.org>
To: "Apache Developers" <new-httpd@apache.org>
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2000 9:39 AM
Subject: Re: I'm changing my mind about config modules


> On Sat, 15 Apr 2000, Manoj Kasichainula wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 14, 2000 at 12:11:00PM -0700, Greg Stein wrote:
> > > On Fri, 14 Apr 2000 rbb@covalent.net wrote:
> > > > For the record, step two here is not trivial.  It requires modifying
how
> > > > containers work, because currently containers actually read from the
> > > > config file, and we don't want that in the new model.  For that
reason, I
> > > > am not continuing with this work until the group reaches the
conclsuion
> > > > that I should, or until my other current project is done, which ever
comes
> > > > first.
> > >
> > > All the more reason to complete the work. By distributing the config
> > > reading process in the current model, it prevents us from doing things
> > > such as Manoj's simplified config syntax.
> >
> > Why? I don't see a problem with it.
>
> Hmm. My text wasn't clear. Lemme try again...
>
> In Apache's current code base, reading and processing the config file is
> distributed all over Apache and some modules. Each of these chunks of code
> is very specific to the current Apache format. To change the syntax
> requires changing all these pieces. Even worse, we have no control over
> third-party modules which are following this pattern.
>
> Therefore: it is best to get this revamp done, so that Apache itself and
> various modules have no knowledge of the config file format. At that
> point, we have a single location to change should we desire to change the
> config file format.
>
> Cheers,
> -g
>
> --
> Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
>
>
>


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