[Pythonmac-SIG] Doc cgi python
Mon, 27 Mar 2000 17:05:56 +0100
Just for your knowledge, I've used MacPython with WebStar for building heavy
CGI like solutions running on a Mac.
Those are extranet solutions where data are downloaded from a SAP R/3 machine,
pushed in a database (mac native using gdbm) and served a dinamic pages.
The Python WebStar solution is quite effective: the server went live a couple
years ago and is exceptionally stable!
In one occasion it runned for 5 month without a single reboot and has
**NEVER** had a crash!
Load is not bad at 100.000 queries a month (there are no static pages) and the
databases are rebuilt on the fly 3 times a day.
The average response time af the python application is 0.4 seconds per query.
As a design choice, I used an approach that parses the incoming apple event
from WebStar and does not use the standard CGI module.
I know this is a drawback for portability but I choosed to go that way because
I wanted to implement a procedure-calling like interface (ala Bobo).
recently the package has been ported to linux by only writing a wrapper for
converting the environment stream to the above mentioned procedure-calling
Just van Rossum wrote:
> At 6:49 PM +0100 24-03-2000, Jörg Kantel wrote:
> >My answer is: Sorry, there is no way to execute a Python CGIs with
> >Webstar and any other Mac Webserver.
> That's a bit too strong... It *is* possible, but there is no unix-cgi
> wrapper, and the :Mac:Demo:cgi: stuff seems indeed badly broken. It crashes
> with a NameError: MacOS, which isn't imported. Maybe I'll play with it some
> more, but I can't promise anything since I don't have a Mac web server
> around at the moment.
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