[Mongrel] Question for Zed
Zed A. Shaw
zedshaw at zedshaw.com
Sun Oct 29 01:54:55 EDT 2006
On Sat, 28 Oct 2006 21:23:08 -0400
"Wayne E. Seguin" <wayneeseguin at gmail.com> wrote:
> I purchased your book and was reading through it. On page 25 it states:
> "Mongrel will give precedence to the parameter values in the config
> file over those in the command line."
> I was wondering why this is not the other way around, preference
> given to the command line options.
It's kind of a legacy thing about how the defaults were implemented. Short version of the story was it was too hard to merge defaults and figure out what people mean. I kept running into options that some folks felt should always be from the config file, others from the command line.
To keep it simple I just say use either or but not both. And then wrote the -G option so generating the config files is super easy. That seems to be the best approach.
Zed A. Shaw, MUDCRAP-CE Master Black Belt Sifu
http://safari.oreilly.com/0321483502 -- The Mongrel Book
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