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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: Fwd: [Bug 8061] Avoid reading some files when httpd.conf directory style is used.
Date Mon, 15 Apr 2002 14:43:52 GMT

On Mon, 15 Apr 2002, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:

> Actually, before Josh drops this into the 'Won't Consider' pile,

By the way, I am quite agressive about "resolving" bugs like this, because
otherwise they tend to just hang around forever.  I think it is better to
give people some response rather than just let bugs sit there because
nobody is quite sure what to do with them.  Others should, of course, feel
free to undo these decisions.

> It seems like the number of OS-specific exceptions implies that we aught to
> create a build-time directive to add additional excluded-name patterns.

Oy vey!  The include directory thing is a cute little feature that is not
really needed by anyone. (The same effect can be easily replicated with a
little preprocessing by some shell scripts.)  If you start to add this,
there will be no end of adjustments and tweaks.

As I said in the bug report, the only idea that makes any sense to me is
Include directory/*.conf
which should work pretty much anywhere and exclude all the garbage.


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