Using python on the web

Charley Horse someone at
Tue Apr 18 15:58:59 EDT 2000

It was just an unexpected surprise. I'm fairly new to all of this and 
always heard of CGI in the context of "you don't have to user CGI 
anymore because of the fancy new blah blah technology we offer!" I'll 
try it and I'm sure it'll be fine. If all of you clean-code loving 
python users can live with it then I'm sure I can too. <g>

In article <_W2L4.986$GK5.20898 at>, 
richard_chamberlain at says...
> I'm curious why you would be put off using cgi?
> having used python and cgi, plus java servlets/jsp and asp at various
> different times I cannot say I see your point.
> In many ways my preferred method would be python because I can get something
> working in such a short space of time, and there's no significant speed
> difference between, for instance, java and python.
> cgi has to be about the most common way of construction on the fly web
> pages, and I don't think it's going away just yet.
> Richard
> Charley Horse <someone at> wrote in message
> news:MPG.136631472f892a119896ac at news...
> > Thanks to all of those pointers. Finding out that CGI plays an important
> > role in the python world was a shock to me as I only started working
> > with web stuff in the last couple of years. I've just never touched a
> > CGI script, shockingly I suppose <g>. ASP/CF and PHP are what I've
> > worked with and CGI was just the "old world" technology for
> > interactivity that I read about but never had to work with.
> >
> > So coming at this as a newbie, and for years hearing about python's
> > elegance and oo-ness, it just seemed a strange pairing, python and CGI.
> > Puzzling in fact! I see why it makes sense, but it's just not what I
> > expected.
> >
> > I'll fool with CGi and perhaps it won't be enough of a turn off to
> > affect my interest.
> >
> > In article <8di2bk$l1s$1 at>, m.faassen at
> > says...
> > > Charley Horse <someone at> wrote:
> > > > I've just started fooling with python. I've looked around the python
> > > > site and a number of the other sites referenced there and am a bit
> > > > puzzled. Umm... how does one go about using python for web
> applications,
> > > > especially database driven apps? Almost everything deals with python
> > > > just as a language, as C++ would be.
> > >
> > > That's because Python is a language. Python isn't a web-specific
> language,
> > > after all.
> > >
> > > > Not much about the web specifically.
> > > > I was a bit shocked to find the only direct refs on about
> > > > this at are entwined with CGI (unless I missed it).
> > >
> > > Why is CGI so shocking? It's used quite a bit, after all? You can write

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