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From Graham Leggett <>
Subject Re: Taking a broom to our modules was Re: Invitation to HTTPD commiters in tomcat-dev
Date Sun, 01 Aug 2004 18:25:42 GMT
Mads Toftum wrote:

> Why is it so important to kill off mod_rewrite that this comes up from time
> to time? Just take a look at the cvs history if you think mod_rewrite is
> unmaintained - Andre has been doing a great job on it and there's a fairly
> large userbase too.
> If you really wan't to take the hatchet to httpd's source tree, then maybe
> you should start with dead/unused mpms and perhaps mod_cache which has never
> really made it to completion.

"Don't kill module A, kill module B instead". I suggest we don't kill 
anything which has evidence of being useful.

And if something is "broken", "wrong", "bad code", "incomplete", then 
submit some patches to fix the problem! This is why we have peer review, 
so that different eyeballs get a perspective on possible flaws in the code.

Deprecating code without supplying a suitable replacements in our new 
code leaves users with just one choice which they will freely follow: 
Use the old code.


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