Python for CGI is dead?

Michael Urban urba0083 at
Sun Jan 12 19:47:44 CET 2003

I would argue that CGI itself is dead. Or at least it should be. It's
an outdated technology that is a huge performance hit on the server.

However, mod_python is very much alive (embed Python interpretor into
Apache to avoid starting a new copy of the interpretor each time
the script it run).

You might also want to look into Webware. I've played with it a bit
and have been quite impressed. Webware is basically a Python
application server similar to a Java application server except
it uses Python. Like a JAS, Webware lets you use PSP, (embed
Python inside HTML), and also Python servlets.

More info here:

Will Stuyvesant wrote:
> I am spending rather much time trying to build a project using CGI
> scripts written in Python.  But am I wasting my time?  I could not
> find much Python hosting, and none free (except a french one that I
> can not register into) for Python CGI scripts!

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