[mod_python] supporting modular mod_python extensions vs."folding" mod_psp

Todd Grimason todd at slack.net
Mon Jun 9 14:58:24 EST 2003


A bit of 3rd-party arbitration re: spyce/folding/"bundling":

If all *SP-type modules are on equal technical footing regarding access to APIs and integration, this is a completely political/marketing situation. From the bit I've gleaned out of this thread, that is indeed the case.

As an (I believe) relevant comparison, JSP is the "blessed" approach from Sun for java - that has not stopped others from arising, i.e. Velocity, Tapestry, etc., and newer libraries such as JSTL which I believe(?) are the result of good ideas being contributed and then embraced by the community, and "adopted" by the official group (Sun).

Will PSP gain a bit of an (initial) edge in visiblity over other templating modules on mod_python? Most certainly, but the combination of the increased visiblity of this feature "officially" available with mod_python, and the ease and equal technical footing of adding any of many other modules to accomplish this I think is win-win. I'd bet (if I was a betting man) that the number of new people an "official" templating module distributed with mod_python will attract would *increase* the number of users of the other packages as well - Spyce, Cheetah, wt, etc. etc.

Just my opinions as a newcomer here struggling to choose from 31 flavors - and at least this is all debating between a number of good options and not a search for just one elusive "OK" option...


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