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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: Dynamic configuration for the hackathon?
Date Mon, 31 Mar 2008 23:05:01 GMT
Issac Goldstand wrote:
> Paul Querna wrote:
>> Akins, Brian wrote:
>>> On 3/26/08 9:06 AM, "Nick Kew" <> wrote:
>>>> There seems to be a demand for dynamic per-request configuration,
>>>> as evidenced by the number of users hacking it with mod_rewrite,
>>>> and the other very limited tools available.  Modern mod_rewrite
>>>> usage commonly looks like programming, but it's not designed as
>>>> a programming language.  Result: confused and frustrated users.
>>> This is what I had in mind when I suggested having <Lua> blocks of 
>>> code.  No
>>> need to invent a new language when a perfectly fine one exists...
>> +1, and embed Lua in the core, and a dozen problems just like this are 
>> solved.
> -0.5  PLEASE not in the core.  Make mod_wombat a standard module and 
> part of the default moduleset, whatever, but let's not make more core 
> dependencies, please?!?

-0.99 - agreed.  Perl is perfectly happy having <perl> blocks as modular
behaviors... I've noticed a trend in the last few years of building on the
core (and folks rightfully accused me of growing mod_proxy core when new
directives are rightfully part of mod_proxy_{whatever}).

Let's focus on keeping it in useful pieces, even if they are built by

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