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From Stas Bekman <>
Subject Re: Apache-Test and Cwd
Date Thu, 29 Jan 2004 00:43:39 GMT
Geoffrey Young wrote:
> Stas Bekman wrote:
>>David Wheeler wrote:
>>>On Jan 28, 2004, at 2:21 PM, Stas Bekman wrote:
>>>>Then for now I'll just use:
>>>>  my $serverroot = Apache::Test::config()->{vars}>{serverroot};
> the idea is to get away from that - it's way too verbose to be conventient.


>>>AUTOLOAD is okay with me. It's a nice way of getting everything, even
>>>if things change in the future.
>>Or we can just add
>>sub Apache::Test::serverroot { Apache::Test::config->{vars}{serverroot}; }
>>to start with, if Geoff is unhappy about AUTOLOAD. then we could expand
>>it to add a few more shortcuts for usefull config directives. I'm not
>>sure whether they should be exportable though.
> whatever is fine - AUTOLOAD was an idea, as was exporting variables.  in the
> end it really doesn't matter much.

As it shows I need sleep on things to get things "right". I now think that a 
raw AUTOLOAD, mapping $AUTOLOAD to 
Apache::Test::config()->{vars}->{$AUTOLOAD}, is a bad idea, because if left 
wide open we commit to internal config API which we won't be able to change 
later. So we should either add explicit subs mapping to the config arguments 
that we are ready to commit to in the public API, or do the same with 
AUTOLOAD, but only for a selected set of config vars. I'll scan our tests to 
see which other vars we frequenty use and add a wrapper for these.

Stas Bekman            JAm_pH ------> Just Another mod_perl Hacker     mod_perl Guide --->

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