[Python-Dev] Re: cgitb.py for Python 2.2

Eric S. Raymond esr@thyrsus.com
Tue, 31 Jul 2001 22:06:27 -0400

Ka-Ping Yee <ping@lfw.org>:
> I think this is where our perceptions differ.  I think of CGI as
> the application that totally "made" Perl, and as the quickest, easiest
> way that many beginners get early payoff from a scripting language.
> My impression is that it has been a big "hook" for bringing people to
> Perl and Python -- it's the shortest path to building and deploying
> something useful to a huge and unlimited audience.

I strongly agree with Ping on this.  My experience is that CGI is an
extremely important application category for Python, and one worth
significant effort to serve.
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