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From "David Reid" <dr...@jetnet.co.uk>
Subject Re: Configuration modules...
Date Thu, 13 Apr 2000 17:11:11 GMT
cause you care too much :)


----- Original Message -----
From: "dean gaudet" <dgaudet-list-new-httpd@arctic.org>
To: <new-httpd@apache.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2000 6:01 PM
Subject: Re: Configuration modules...


>
>
> On Wed, 12 Apr 2000 rbb@covalent.net wrote:
>
> > The other reason this isn't a support nightmare, is that we only have to
> > support ONE language.  We are allowing other people to add more
languages
> > it they wish.  This really kind of goes along with the rest of the
changes
> > that make Apache more like a server-framework that has a module for
> > serving http requests than a server that only understands http requests.
>
> you know, if we want to be general on every dimension possible why don't
> we just publish a "how to code in C" book and ship everyone a bloody
> compiler?  then mod_perl can become a "how to code in perl" book and
> include the perl tarball.
>
> i am -1 on config modules.  just like i'm -1 on including log filtering
> functionality.  for the same reason:  this is so bloody easy to do OUTSIDE
> the server that we shouldn't be making our code EVEN MORE MONOLITHIC by
> including it.
>
> think unix please.
>
> assume we change the internal config language to XML.  then it's trivial
> for anyone to write a perl/java/C program that translates
> MyFavouriteLanguage to XML.
>
> gah, i don't know why i bother.
>
> -dean
>
>


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