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From "Remy Maucherat" <r...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [j-t-c] ajp and headaches
Date Sun, 09 Dec 2001 22:31:01 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Seguin" <seguin@motive.com>
To: "Tomcat-Dev (E-mail)" <tomcat-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2001 12:07 PM
Subject: [j-t-c] ajp and headaches


> after many months of being away, i've recently gotten back into the fray
of
> jakarta-tomcat-connectors.  my goal is as it was many months ago - an ajp
> (v1.3) connector for tomcat 4.
>
> after discovering that things are not working entirely correctly on the
HEAD
> of cvs, i started digging into the code in both places.
>
> maybe it's just me, but i found trying to follow the java code
particularly
> painful.  i realize there is some development and refactoring going on
with
> ajp14 and all, but man!, it ain't pretty in there :)

As far as the Java portion of the connector is concerned, the code is based
on the current HTTP connector, which I don't think is very good (obviously,
I don't like it at all, I wouldn't be experimenting with rewriting it
otherwise).

> so, partly out of sheer necessity, and partly because i think it would be
> useful, i'm considering doing a major rewrite - no, let's call it
> refactoring :) - of the java code in j-t-c/jk.  the goal would be
> correctness, clean up and simplification.  i would start with ajp13, but
> keep in mind there is ajp14, ajp15, etc., to come.  i think i would do
this
> on a branch, too, call it ajp_refactoring, or something like that.
>
> what are the thoughts on this?

I also think a refctoring is needed.

Remy


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