Python for CGI scripting

Geoffrey Talvola gtalvola at
Tue Aug 6 19:42:04 CEST 2002

alanmk at wrote:
> Dale Strickland-Clark :
> > We've already used Python for CGI scripting in small projects and it
> > worked well. We're now considering it for web projects with much higher
> > rates. I'm a bit worried about how it will scale.
> > 
> > Each hit on the site will call a CGI script which will load a new copy
> > of Python, taking time to load off disk and occupying at least another
> > 5MB.
> > 
> > What are the prospects of a re-usable Python DLL?
> If you're using IIS, another possibility is to use PythonScript as a
> scripting language for ASP.
> Possibly a lot simpler to configure than the other options that have
> been suggested.
> However, I should point out that I've never actually used ASP for
> anything serious, because I dislike the concepts involved.
> ZPT rocks! :-)

Don't forget about the Webware+Apache+mod_webkit combination which works
nicely on Windows and is quite a lot more appealing than
IIS+ASP+PythonScript IMHO.

- Geoff

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