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From Philip Prindeville <philipp_s...@redfish-solutions.com>
Subject Re: Stand-alone negation on Require (was: Quick 2.4 question)
Date Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:57:10 GMT
Just created it.  Put Jacob, Daniel, and yourself on Cc.


> On Mar 30, 2017, at 4:32 PM, William A Rowe Jr <wrowe@rowe-clan.net> wrote:
> 
> On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 3:02 PM, Philip Prindeville
> <philipp_subx@redfish-solutions.com> wrote:
>> I’ve not heard back so I’m going to go ahead and file a bug as a placekeeper.
> 
> +1 (I'm not seeing this yet.)
> 
>>> On Mar 29, 2017, at 7:04 PM, Philip Prindeville <philipp_subx@redfish-solutions.com>
wrote:
>>> 
>>> to allow access contingent on the presence of a flag, it should also be possible
to do the inverse: allow access contingent on the absence of a flag:
>>> 
>>> <Location />
>>>   Require not env is_a_bogon
>>> </Location>
>>> 
>>> More broadly on a philosophical level, looking at Comment 3 by Daniel Gruno:
>>> 
>>> https://bz.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=53069#c3
>>> 
>>> He writes:
>>> 
>>> “[…] I have made some changes to the access howto to emphasize that a negation
cannot stand on its own.”
>>> 
>>> Just out of curiosity, why can’t it stand on its own?
>>> 
>>> I don’t see anything intrinsically wrong about gating on the _absence_ of _negative
factors_.
> 
> This is complete nonsense IMO, a basic CS 101 failure. Can any
> of the authors or maintainers explain?


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