For would-be module developers
emmiller+gmane at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 01:53:08 MSD 2007
I've just finished a draft of a "Guide to Nginx Module Development":
It explains how modules fit into Nginx's request cycle, covers the nuts and
bolts of module code with many examples, and tells you how to distribute a
module without needing to patch the Nginx source. That is, it has everything you
need to know in order to create an Nginx module. I'm not aware of a similar
As part of this effort, I've also set up a LXR for the Nginx code:
A LXR is a cross-referencing tool so you can search for identifiers and follow
variable and function names back to their declarations. I found it to be
invaluable in trying to understand the Nginx source.
Please let me know if you have comments about the guide or the LXR.
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