Promoting Python as web application development language

Gregory (Grisha) Trubetskoy grisha at
Fri Aug 30 22:31:30 CEST 2002

On Wed, 28 Aug 2002, Steve Holden wrote:

> "Paul Rubin" <phr-n2002b at> wrote in message
> > You can't really do a big site with CGI's.  The forking overhead will
> > kill you.  You need mod_python or FastCGI or some other scheme.
> >
> CGI is certainly quite an overhead, although of course Apache 2 has bitten
> the bullet and moved to a thread -based arcitecture, which will ease
> problems somewhat.

It will not anything for CGI. CGI _has_ to be executed in a separate
process because the spec (hmm... ok, CGI has no spec, but there is a
draft) dictates a chdir()  to the directory of the script which is not
thread safe.


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