[meta-sig] web-sig

Michael McLay mclay@python.net
Sun, 6 Apr 2003 16:39:48 -0500

On Sunday 06 April 2003 08:09 pm, Giorgi Lekishvili wrote:
> Hi!
> I think that to establish this sig is an excellent idea; moreover, my
> opinion is that any further advance of Python will be determined in a high
> extent by how uniform and convenient is web-programming in Python. We need
> a *standard* web-programming framework.
> I am willing to do whatever I can for this.

I am also in favor of developing uniformity in programming interfaces, but a 
push to standardize on an interface will likely lead to tension between 
uniformity and creativity. Perhaps the use of sprints can help reduce the 
splintering effect of independently developed solutions. It seems somewhat 
ironic that Python is so internally consistent as a language, yet it is used 
to create interfaces to other technology that are so inconsistent.

Another obvious area were too much of a good thing seems to be frustrating 
users is the plethora of choices for a GUI interface. Perhaps an official PSF 
endorsement of one or two APIs would help reduce the chaos without shutting 
down the ability of users to innovate.