[Web-SIG] Regarding the WSGI draft

A.M. Kuchling amk at amk.ca
Fri Aug 27 18:33:40 CEST 2004

On Fri, Aug 27, 2004 at 11:23:02AM -0500, Ian Bicking wrote:
> Why is WSGI's limited scope a problem?  I feel fairly certain that we 
> can get WSGI approved and start building things on it fairly soon, but 
> anything more expansive will take much, much longer to move forward on. 

Definite agreement.  When faced with a problem, it doesn't take very
long to build a large list of requirements, a list large enough to
frighten away all potential implementors.  Python developers seem to
suffer from this problem to an extreme degree.

It's unfortunate that WSGI probably isn't going to be finished in time
for Python 2.4, so that BaseHTTPServer or some similar class could
support it in the stdlib.  2.4alpha3 is scheduled for September 3rd,
and is planned to be the last alpha; no new features are introduced at
the beta stage, so that means WSGI support would have to wait until
Python 2.5.


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