Which Python web framework is most like Ruby on Rails?

Alex Martelli aleax at mail.comcast.net
Fri Dec 16 05:15:17 CET 2005

Robert Kern <robert.kern at gmail.com> wrote:
> Picking RoR because you want to do the project in Ruby makes sense.
> Picking Ruby because it only has one web framework is as silly as picking
> one Python web framework at random. Just because RoR is the only Ruby web
> framework around doesn't mean it's suitable for every project.

If you claim there's a web project that's unfeasible to do in Ruby,
you'd better come up with a strong example.  If you're making no such
claim, which would be counter to the claims of the Ruby community, then
there aren't gonna be any web projects unfeasible with Rails, either.

The multiplicity of frameworks in Python obviously makes the situation
very different: there might well be projects for which Python's quite
suitable IF a fairy godmother pointed you to just the right framework...
but lacking a fairy godmother, you're out of luck.

To put it another way: one reason I love Python is that I strongly
subscribe to the idea that there should preferably be only one obvious
way to do something.  Unfortunately, this principle is very badly broken
by the multiplicity of Python web frameworks.


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