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From Nick Kew <>
Subject Re: Which programming language should be used for newly developed modules?
Date Thu, 20 Aug 2020 22:58:00 GMT
On Thu, 20 Aug 2020 21:59:50 +0200
Simon Studer <> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> Recently, I was wondering which programming language should be used
> for new Apache httpd modules.

Whatever suits the module's developer and task.

The C API has a stability promise: if you use it, your
module will continue to work with (at least) future 2.4.x
releases.  That give you C or any language with C linkage.
If you deviate from the API, you're on your own.

Alternatives that (broadly speaking) wrap the C API are also
possible: see for example mod_perl and mod_lua.

Nick Kew

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