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

Guido van Rossum guido@zope.com
Fri, 03 Aug 2001 08:33:40 -0400

> I also strongly agree. CGI's one application that draws a lot of people
> into programming, and many of them for the first time - you get a lot of
> web designers and the like wanting to go a bit further, and it'd be
> nice to get them into the good kind of snake (Python) instead of the
> bad kind of snake. (ASP)

OK.  CGI is important.  But Ping's tracebackhook still shouldn't be
the default.  I'm willing to entertain a new command line option for
it though, so that CGI scripts can use

   #!/usr/bin/env python -C

as their first line.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)