[Tutor] Python equiv to PHP "include" ?
python at jayloden.com
Thu Sep 29 23:16:57 CEST 2005
Alan, thanks for your responses, they're quite helpful. I suspect the real
problem I'm having is simply trying to switch modes of thinking to CGI style
or mod_python style instead of the PHP style embedded code.
The whole point of this exercise for me was to decide which language I prefer
for web development and evaluate Python for web work. So far, I've found PHP
much easier to work with and less "clunky" in terms of what I'm trying to do
- but I believe that's very much a function of my thinking being rooted in
the PHP style.
If Im understanding this right...the Pythonic/CGI method for something like
this is to import a template module of some kind, then call methods from that
template to display the template, with other Python code in the middle that
takes care of form processing?
The solution I have now feels smoother, since all I do is put content
into .htm files, then pull them into a template that's basically an html
sandwich. This gives me capability to stick a <?php ?> section into the .htm
file itself - for example a form with some dynamic content/variables - and
then from a user perspective, all they see is a normal html page.
From a server side, it's seeing one big PHP script that includes both template
code and form code, but without me needing to write any templating code into
the form itself - instead I just call the form into the template. With
Python, it seems like this kind of approach is impossible, and it also means
that my form would probably have to have some kind of special extension, like
"form.py" (so the handler knows what to do with it) instead of just being
located at "form.htm" - am I following this all correctly?
Does anyone know of any soup-to-nuts CGI programming examples online for
Python that might make this clearer so I can bug the list less and just read
some example code?
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