unmaintainable-code VS Nginx

Compare unmaintainable-code vs Nginx and see what are their differences.


A more maintainable, easier to share version of the infamous http://mindprod.com/jgloss/unmain.html (by Droogans)


An official read-only mirror of http://hg.nginx.org/nginx/ which is updated hourly. Pull requests on GitHub cannot be accepted and will be automatically closed. The proper way to submit changes to nginx is via the nginx development mailing list, see http://nginx.org/en/docs/contributing_changes.html (by nginx)
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unmaintainable-code Nginx
58 86
9,804 19,430
- 1.1%
0.0 0.0
over 2 years ago 14 days ago
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Posts with mentions or reviews of unmaintainable-code. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-15.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Nginx. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-10-25.
  • Not knowing the /proc file system
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 25 Oct 2023
    So yes, I don't think I have ever typed out "fileDescriptor" but I do label these things to make it more legible!

    OP has a point. We could do with more discipline when it comes to naming conventions in C. We're not using punch cards any longer.

    Somewhat related, there's another comment about the 80 char max... clang-format keeps to this. I'm kind of OK with this particular remnant of punch cards because I can get four editor windows open side by side on my ultra wide monitor.

    The nginx codebase is pretty freaking fantastic and I've learned a lot from just randomly browsing through the source, but I mean, come on:


      if ((u_char *) a->elts + a->size * a->nalloc == p->d.last) {
  • Simplifying preview environments for everyone
    15 projects | dev.to | 28 Jun 2023
    For frontend applications - it can be quite simple to implement preview environments with a simple static storage and a reverse proxy tool like Nginx or Traefik.
  • kind - Configuring Extra Port Mappings & IPv6 Networking - Part 4
    2 projects | dev.to | 3 May 2023
  • mTLS everywhere!
    5 projects | dev.to | 23 Mar 2023
    Last but not least, we should configure TLS for upstreams. In the following, I'll use a simple nginx instance that responds with static content. Use it as an illustration for more complex upstreams.
  • Lessons Learned Writing A Zero Trust NGINX Module (in C) - How I Spent Hours Debugging NGINX
    3 projects | /r/cprogramming | 19 Jan 2023
    set(NGINX_CONFIGURE_ARGS "--with-threads" "--with-compat") if (DEBUG) set(NGINX_CONFIGURE_ARGS "--with-threads" "--with-compat" "--with-debug") endif() message("args ${NGINX_CONFIGURE_ARGS}") # build against nginx at the version specified by GIT_TAG. nginx uses custom auto configuration scripts that # creates header files that are specific to the current host and output to /objs/*.h. ExternalProject_Add( nginx PREFIX ${CMAKE_BINARY_DIR}/_deps/nginx GIT_REPOSITORY https://github.com/nginx/nginx.git GIT_TAG release-1.23.2 TIMEOUT 10 CONFIGURE_COMMAND ./auto/configure ${NGINX_CONFIGURE_ARGS} INSTALL_COMMAND "" #empty install command to disable install UPDATE_COMMAND "" #empty update command to disable update LOG_DOWNLOAD ON BUILD_IN_SOURCE 1 #build inside of the downloaded repo's source directory as expected by auto/configure ) if(NOT DEFINED $ENV{ZITI_SDK_C_BRANCH}) SET(ZITI_SDK_C_BRANCH "main") endif() FetchContent_Declare(ziti-sdk-c GIT_REPOSITORY https://github.com/openziti/ziti-sdk-c.git GIT_TAG ${ZITI_SDK_C_BRANCH} ) set(ZITI_BUILD_TESTS off) set(ZITI_BUILD_PROGRAMS off)a FetchContent_MakeAvailable(ziti-sdk-c) add_dependencies(${PROJECT_NAME} nginx) ExternalProject_Get_property(nginx SOURCE_DIR) message("project name ${PROJECT_NAME}") target_include_directories(${PROJECT_NAME} PUBLIC "${SOURCE_DIR}/objs" PUBLIC "${SOURCE_DIR}/src/core" PUBLIC "${SOURCE_DIR}/src/event" PUBLIC "${SOURCE_DIR}/src/event/modules" PUBLIC "${SOURCE_DIR}/src/http" PUBLIC "${SOURCE_DIR}/src/http/modules" PUBLIC "${SOURCE_DIR}/src/mail" PUBLIC "${SOURCE_DIR}/src/stream" PUBLIC "${SOURCE_DIR}/src/os/unix" ) target_link_libraries(${PROJECT_NAME} ziti)
  • Pleroma 2.5.0 の構築 - 環境: Elixir 1.11 on OpenBSD 7.1
    10 projects | dev.to | 13 Jan 2023
  • Quickly checking that a string belongs to a small set
    7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 30 Dec 2022
    nginx uses switch on a combination of length + specific known characters as part of a similar optimization.


  • Pleroma 2.5.0 with Elixir 1.11 on OpenBSD 7.1
    11 projects | dev.to | 26 Dec 2022
    In order to publish it as service, you have to combine it with some web server. In Pleroma, the cases using nginx seem more than Apache or Caddy.
  • How can I install nginx v 1.3.13 and above on ubuntu 22?
    2 projects | /r/nginx | 26 Dec 2022
    I developed an application which utilizes web sockets and tried to host it on digital ocean vps (ubuntu 22). I discovered that nginx supports web sockets starting from v 1.3.13 and I reinstalled nginx following the official guide http://nginx.org/en/linux_packages.html#Ubuntu. However the version which got installed was 1.23.3. On nginx main page https://nginx.org/, it seems that the version of the latest release is 1.29 . Can someone explain why is that the case? And how can I get nginx v1.3.13+ on my server?
    2 projects | /r/nginx | 26 Dec 2022
    On nginx main page https://nginx.org/, it seems that the version of the latest release is 1.29 .

What are some alternatives?

When comparing unmaintainable-code and Nginx you can also consider the following projects:

Caddy - Fast and extensible multi-platform HTTP/1-2-3 web server with automatic HTTPS

envoy - Cloud-native high-performance edge/middle/service proxy

Squid - Squid Web Proxy Cache

nestjs-monorepo-microservices-proxy - Example of how to implement a Nestjs monorepo with no shared folder

Hiawatha - Hiawatha is an open source webserver with security, easy to use and lightweight as the three key features. Hiawatha supports among others (Fast)CGI, IPv6, URL rewriting and reverse proxy. It has security features no other webserver has, like blocking SQL injections, XSS and CSRF attacks and exploit attempts. The built-in monitoring tool makes it perfect for large scale deployments.

darkhttpd - When you need a web server in a hurry.

Apache - Mirror of Apache HTTP Server. Issues: http://issues.apache.org

Jenkins - Jenkins automation server

YARP - A toolkit for developing high-performance HTTP reverse proxy applications.

h5ai - HTTP web server index for Apache httpd, lighttpd and nginx.

uWSGI - uWSGI application server container

Cherokee - Cherokee Web Server