Google and Python

Erik Jones erik at
Wed Sep 19 23:43:52 CEST 2007

On Sep 19, 2007, at 4:01 PM, TheFlyingDutchman wrote:

> On Sep 19, 1:02 pm, Erik Jones <e... at> wrote:
>> is usually Apache at most sites?
>> No an http server and application server are two different things.
>> An http server services requests of a web server those requests can
>> be for static files or for services of a local application in which
>> case the request if forwarded on to the application.  An application
>> services requests of an application.  They are separate concepts,
>> often chained, although they are sometimes implemented together.
>> What they are saying here is that they have built a highly optimizing
>> custom web server in C++ that services web requests for services of
>> applications written in any of the three listed languages.  So, yes,
>> in this case it is what is often Apache in other installations.
> OK, thanks. Would you know what technique the custom web server uses
> to invoke a C++ app (ditto for Java and Python) CGI is supposed to be
> too slow for large sites.

That's what SWIG is for:  interfacing C++ with other languages.

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