why "if" can not be used within "if"?

Igor Sysoev is at rambler-co.ru
Fri Jul 24 14:51:57 MSD 2009

On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 05:06:57AM -0400, climbor wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I just noticed that "If" can only be used in very limited situations. It is far from the first impression it gave to me. So I did some code reading and found the reason. After adding NGX_HTTP_LIF_CONF flag to ngx_command_t "if", it worked. Then I can write some more complex rule set.
> But I just wandering whether this could bring any consequence -- such as make nginx unstable or bring performance penalty?
> Any clue will be appreciated.

Currently "if" is ugly hack.

Igor Sysoev

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