[mod_python] mod_python bake-off?

Nic Ferrier nferrier at tapsellferrier.co.uk
Fri Sep 3 01:38:54 EDT 2004

Jorey Bump <list at joreybump.com> writes:

> Michael C. Neel wrote:
> > So what do we want?  So far it is an app that runs under mod_python, and
> > should require a data store.  If we are going to measure preformance,
> > then the data store needs to be defined; otherwise the guy who uses dbm
> > files is at a loss to the guy who uses MySQL.  I think preformance is
> > important, and also SQL interaction (after all, how many apps are you
> > working on for customers using dbm files as the main data store?).
> > 
> > Now, at the risk of getting the thread off topic and into a flame war,
> > I'm going to say that we should state it uses MySQL and also provide the
> > database as well.  The app shouldn't need any advanced database
> > features, this wouldn't be showing off the framework anyway.  Also, if
> > this gets some steam, someone might be able to convince sourceforge to
> > host the results of the bake off, and they use MySQL.
> But some frameworks provide or use an alternative data store (Karrigell, 
> for one). I know I'd be interested in how well these frameworks trade 
> off performance for ease of use.

Absolutely. This sort of thing could well be a a feature of the

It should be left for implementors to decide upon.


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