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From Rainer Jung <rainer.j...@kippdata.de>
Subject Re: mod_macro into apache ?
Date Sun, 11 Nov 2012 12:46:47 GMT
On 11.11.2012 09:57, Fabien wrote:
>
> Hello devs,
>
> I have developed and maintained a small module called "mod_macro" since
> 1998. It is currently available at:
>
>      http://people.apache.org/~fabien/mod_macro/
>
> I started it one day as was fed up with copy-pasting configuration
> directives from one virtual host to the next and one directory to the
> next. It includes Define/Use of configuration macro, as well as
> Error/Warning macros. The code is fairly stable (14 years:-).

I am using it frequently since about 6 years. I think it is a focused 
and valuable module. It helps reducing duplication from elaborated 
configurations and makes them more maintainable.

> I would like to donate the code so that it could be integrated with
> apache as a standard module.

+1

> The main reason for that is that what is
> done is some preprocessing that do not really belong to an external
> module, as the right "configuration time" hooks do not exist, so I have
> to guess. If the module was integrated in the configuration handling of
> apache, there would be no need for "guessing", thus it could be cleaner.
> Moreover, I think that such features should have been included with
> apache from the start.

That might need more discussion.

Regards,

Rainer

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