Persistence of CGI (was: OSError [Errno 26] ?!?!)

Tim Chase python.list at
Wed Jul 3 02:57:04 CEST 2013

On 2013-07-03 00:19, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> CGI didn't stop working just because more powerful, or better, 
> alternatives now exist.

And for most exceptionally cheap hosting services, your choices are
usually limited to PHP, static HTML (possibly server-side includes if
you're lucky), or CGI.  So CGI is often the easiest way to get
dynamic websites written in Python (or Perl) onto cheap web
providers.  And for the small sites that use such hosting, the
overhead of CGI doesn't generally cause much issue.


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