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From Sander van Zoest <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] improve config dir processing
Date Tue, 28 May 2002 18:44:36 GMT
On Tue, May 28, 2002 at 04:01:57PM +0100, Joe Orton wrote:
> On Tue, May 28, 2002 at 07:32:10AM -0700, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> > On Tue, May 28, 2002 at 02:04:47PM +0100, Joe Orton wrote:
> > > This removes support for "Include <somedir>", by the argument that
> > > include dirs will just trip people up unexpectedly, and "Include
> > > <somedir>/*" is equivalent if they really want that behaviour. (Although
> > > the ability to recurse into subdirectories is also removed, I don't
> > > think that's particularly useful either)
> > Why do we want to remove the "Include <somedir>" feature that has
> > been there for a while?  I'm not sold on removing that so quickly
> > without a good rationale.  -- justin
> The rationale goes: the feature is not really usable (you can't use it
> easily with any editor which creates config files), and has surprising
> behaviour (it works fine until you change a config file).
> I'd be surprised if very many people are using it, and they can still
> get the same effect using Include dir/* (except for the recursion).

We use it to add module specific functionality with just dropping in
a config file. Then doing a restart we automaticly get the new 
components added. No need to adjust the actual httpd.conf file.

Granted this doesn't work for everything, but works pretty well for
most of our cases.

Sander van Zoest                                          +1 (619) 881-3000
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