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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: Dynamic configuration for the hackathon?
Date Tue, 01 Apr 2008 13:10:16 GMT

On Apr 1, 2008, at 2:17 AM, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 7:41 PM, William A. Rowe, Jr.
> <> wrote:
>> I sympathize, but this doesn't reflect the addition of <lua>  
>> blocks...
>> those blocks can be trivially implemented as a loadable module ;-)
> As I grok it, the point would be throw out our ridiculous config
> syntax entirely (or at best write a compatibility module or a
> converter to the new format) and expose a real config API (hello
> providers! *chuckle*) and then build a pure LUA-based config format on
> top of that.
> I'd be definitely curious to see what would come of that - 'cuz really
> it can't be much worse than the garbage we're stuck with now.  --
> justin

Agreed... historically, of course, that alone has not be
reason enough. I recall many many "discussions", esp with Dean,
about the overhead of folding such a "complex" parser into httpd
compared to having that done externally (m4 anyone? :) ) and
out of process...

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