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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: Dynamic configuration for the hackathon?
Date Tue, 01 Apr 2008 14:38:34 GMT

On Apr 1, 2008, at 10:32 AM, Matthew M. Burke wrote:
> Graham Leggett wrote:
>> The trouble is, if I want to solve problem A ("configure the  
>> server"), and I find out that before I can solve problem A  
>> ("configure the server") I need to first solve problem B ("learn a  
>> new language"), that is a big incentive to just ignore the new  
>> server and stick with httpd v2.
>> It makes no difference in the world how "easy" Lua is to learn, "no  
>> learning required" will always beat "easy to learn" hands down  
>> every single time.
> That's just marketing!  Configuring the server is not a "no learning  
> required" activity, particularly if you are using mod_rewrite!
> Matt

Graham's point is, I think, that for most setups, although ugly, the
config does not require a lot of thought. Compare, for example,
a "typical" Apache config to sendmail's file :)

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