Continuations Based Web Framework - Seaside.
kendall at monkeyfist.com
Sun Jan 2 13:34:02 EST 2005
On Sun, Jan 02, 2005 at 10:03:10AM -0500, Steve Holden wrote:
> I did actually do some sort-of-related work in this area, which I
> presented at PyCon DC 2004 - you can access the paper at
> An audience member mentioned the Smalltalk and Scheme-based work on web
> continuation frameworks, and I was sorry my answer at the time seemed
> unduly dismissive.
That was me, actually. I remain surprised that there isn't a move
afoot either to implement something like Seaside or Borges in Python
or to adapt one of the existing web frameworks to be
Between this pressure (which isn't new, since as Steve points out, I
was talking about this in Python community last year, and I wasn't
nearly the first) and the growing popularity of Ruby on Rails, there's
some small hint that Ruby is gaining on Python re: non-Java web app
mind share. I think that's a v. important niche for Python and would
like to see us remain strong there (though I've not *done* much about
> There are some interesting similarities, and though
> my own implementation is decidedly clunky I like to think the paper
> explains some of the advantages of maintaining state and why the "back"
> button is an obnoxious anachronism :-)
I'd still like to publish a piece on XML.com about modal web app
style, preferably with a Python example, though Borges would be fine.
XML.com Managing Editor
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