[mod_python] framework agnostics (was: Thread safety)

Nicolas Lehuen nicolas.lehuen at gmail.com
Wed Jun 8 18:44:49 EDT 2005

Duh, the URL I've provided is indeed a WSGI implementation on top of
mod_python. Turns out it's a quite small amount of code :) I'm asking
the guy if he would consider donating his code to the mod_python

I wanted to point to this URL, which is a WSGI implementation for IIS
from the same guy :


I can't see how including WSGI support could hurt mod_python.


2005/6/9, Nicolas Lehuen <nicolas.lehuen at gmail.com>:
> From what I've understood, WSGI is just a way for framework developers
> to be server-agnostic. If you develop an application framework, then
> using WSGI as the interface with the web server allows you to be
> independent of the web server, hence to run on Apache through
> mod_python, on IIS through the WSGI wrapper (see
> http://www.amorhq.net/blogs/index.php/fumanchu?blog=2&cat=15&page=1&disp=posts&paged=1),
> on the BasicHTTPServer, on Twisted, etc.
> Currently the problem is that choosing an application framework
> usually involves choosing a web server. If I've understood it
> correctly, WSGI is there to provide a server-agnostic platform for
> application framework developers to build on top, so its targets
> audience is not the final application developer. So the end result for
> the application developer is that he can pick the web server he wants,
> pick the application framework he wants, and start coding.
> WSGI is too low level to develop big applications. Like CGI or
> Servlets, it's a very low level API, and unless you like to reinvent
> the wheel and implement an application framework yourself, you need an
> application framework to efficiently build some applications.
> Building a WSGI interface on top of mod_python would therefore make
> mod_python more friendly to application framework developers ; they
> would not have to fight and build a wrapping layer around the
> mod_python API (which mainly revolves around the request object).
> Regards,
> Nicolas
> 2005/6/8, Graham Dumpleton <grahamd at dscpl.com.au>:
> >
> > On 08/06/2005, at 1:54 PM, Graham Dumpleton wrote:
> > >
> > > phase, the ability to work with other Python modules such as mod_ssl
> > > etc etc.
> >
> > Whoops, read as "other Apache modules such as mod_ssl".
> >
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