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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] "Define" directive is ALWAYS parsed
Date Sun, 18 Sep 2016 16:24:28 GMT
On Sun, Sep 18, 2016 at 11:52 AM, Adam <> wrote:
> Perhaps the only way I could get Define to only be applied conditionally is
> by following the example of nesting it within <IfDefine...> wrappers. But if
> Define is otherwise always set globally and unconditionally, then the
> <IfDefine...> directive seems superfluous.
> Am I vastly misunderstanding the usage of this here?

It's a defect that's tricky to fix. It shouldn't have been allowed in
any non-global context.  A note should be added.

However, It doesn't make IfDefine useless. IfDefine is older and
understands command-line -D arguments.

Eric Covener

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