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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: Grief, but good grief?
Date Sat, 13 Jan 2001 04:37:47 GMT
Give you an example, you download libfoo.so.  How on earth are you supposed
to know it's actually foo.c, mod_foo.c, or foobar.c?

You don't.  You have the docs.  They document three different things
and it's easy to cross them up.  They _could_ document just two entries.

I'll ack that it's programmatically tricky or more work.  I'll sleep on
that half of this issue.

Bill


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <rbb@covalent.net>
To: <new-httpd@apache.org>
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2001 10:22 PM
Subject: Re: Grief, but good grief?


> 
> > LoadModule foo_module modules/mod_foo.so
> > 
> > <IfModule foo.c>
> > 
> > Isn't this a bit bogus to continue forever in perpetuity?
> > 
> > We have a chance to make a CLEAN BREAK from the nonsense.
> > Specifically, use foo_module for the friggin <IfModule> test.
> > 
> > [If you didn't guess, yes, it bit me tonight, for the third
> > time in a year.]
> > 
> > What say we?  Pre beta2?  Never?
> 
> Just a question, but how would you go about doing this?  Currently, it is
> possible because we store the file name in the module structure.  This is
> done with a macro so that module authors don't even know we are doing it.
> 
> How would you store the structure name without letting the module authors
> know?
> 
> I guess it makes sense to me that we are saying "If the module in the file
> foo.c is loaded", instead of "If the module referred to as foo_module".
> 
> How do real users, not programmers mind you, know the name of the module
> structure?  Obviously, we always have this problem because of the
> LoadModule command, but the .c file just makes more sense to me.  All my
> opinion of course.  :-)




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