[mod_python] Announcement: Roadkill version 0.01 "Kitten"

Geert Jansen geert at boskant.nl
Fri Jun 6 22:19:15 EST 2003

Spyce wrote:

> GL> And now for something completely different...
> GL> I'd like to announce my new mod_python project "Roadkill".
> GL> Roadkill is a Python-language version of PHP/ASP.  It 
> lets you embed
> GL> Python code within a .epy webpage to generate dynamic 
> content.  This 
> GL> lets you edit your code with your favorite GUI webpage 
> editor instead 
> GL> of pasting HTML into your CGI or keeping a bunch of 
> templates that 
> GL> your CGI imports.
> GL> The homepage for Roadkill can be found at:
> GL> http://roadkill.sourceforge.net/
> There is a similar project at http://spyce.sourceforge.net. 
> And, yes, it uses mod_python too.

And there are numerous other projects out there which are similar or not
so similar. If you check the WebProgramming wiki at python.org, you'll
find some 40 different systems, including one I am responsible for which
I won't mention here because I don't want to do any false advertising.

The situation about Python web frameworks is a bit confusing and I think
there is no "killer app" yet. However, I have a strong personal opinion
that the standard <p> <% print "Hello, world!" %> templating systems
don't cut it. When you create a big dynamic web site, you need something
more powerful and on a much higher abstraction level. Creating a large
site with a traditional ASP system is like writing a GUI word processor
with only a setPixel() call.

Of course I wish the original author of this thread all the best with
his Roadkill project. I would advise to look around and learn from the
many good ideas that are present in the current Python Web frameworks.


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