[DB-SIG] Redifining Python

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Mon, 01 Mar 1999 22:43:48 +0100

Timothy Johnson wrote:
> I am just now investigating Python. I just had a converastion with a web
> page designer who DOES NOT design in Perl, but has Perl modules written for
> her, but then maintains and modifies code.
> As a "C" programmer, I use pre-processor defines to create templates for
> processing web page input (CGI program source). These templates are easy to
> maintain and recompile by a "para-programmer" such as the individual I
> mention above.
> Having stated that, here's my question: Can one write a sophisticated
> application with Python, but provide a simple, maintainable interface to
> enable ongoing maintainance by a someone of less programming skills?
> ("Para-programmer"). Just as I do with my C++ programs. And the beauty of
> this is that it would not have to be run through a compiler.

Not sure what this has to do with databases, but anyway:

Check out the CGI topic guide on www.python.org. It has lots
of useful pointers to HTMLgen, Zope, Bobo, etc. which all offer
some sort of separation of "programming" and "webpage design".

I'm using a Python-HTML intergration in such a (commercial) system
myself with much success.

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