[Web-SIG] Request for Comments on upcoming WSGI Changes
pje at telecommunity.com
Mon Sep 21 17:46:21 CEST 2009
At 10:27 AM 9/21/2009 -0500, James Bennett wrote:
>On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 10:19 AM, P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> > +1. I'd really rather not have the spec dictated by the need to
> work around
> > problems in the stdlib or language definition. Better to fix them ASAP.
>This is a *Python* web server gateway interface, yes? Fixing stdlib
>bugs is fine, but asking for the language to change just to make
>gateway interfaces a bit easier to write seems a bit much; I'd hope we
>can take Python the language as granted, and work from there.
I'm not arguing that WSGI should dictate what Python 3 does. But if
we're having so much trouble doing something so simple in a way that
work on both Python 2 and Python 3, doesn't that suggest that anybody
doing *anything* non-trivial is going to have similar problems?
This discussion has been making me wonder what other unicode/bytes
problems I'm going to have on Python 3, and raising the ugly spectre
of duplicated, type-specific APIs ala Java... only without the
overloading that lets you give them the same method names. :-(
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