[Tutor] ASP And Python - Calling Python Scripts from within the web page
dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu
Thu Aug 4 21:49:56 CEST 2005
> sys.argv = [ 'junk', '-u jgooch.admin' ]
The code highlighted above looks unusual. Can you explain why the code
assigns to sys.argv?
Ah, ok, I assume that you're trying to pass state with the 'chgpwd_enq'
> transid = chgpwd_enq.main()
If so, you may want to do this more directly, by modifying
chgpwd_enq.main() to take in arguments. For example, something like this:
Using sys.argv to pass state between the two Python programs is slightly
weird because there are easier mechanisms such as direct parameter passing
> Transaction ID is None. If I run the "chgpwd_enq.py" script in a command
> window, it works fine. But it is not doing anything when run as from the
> ASP page.
> I am guessing that the sys.argv is not working as intended, but it is
> hard to tell as I am not getting any response from the called Python
The bug here is that sys.argv should contain three arguments:
sys.argv = [ 'junk', '-u', 'jgooch.admin' ]
But even so, the whole mechanism of passing state between the ASP page and
the chgpwd_enq program with sys.argv sounds weird: it may be more direct
to call chgpwd_enq.main() with those arguments instead.
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