[mod_python] mod_python programming books/tutorials? OT?

Graham Dumpleton graham.dumpleton at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 21:15:31 EDT 2008

2008/6/26 Patrick <optomatic at rogers.com>:
> Hi Everyone
> I hope this post is not off topic, it is my first to this list.
> I really don't want to use a framework unless I absolutely have to. It's not
> in my nature, if I have a plumbing problem I don't call a plumber I go and
> get a book on plumbing.
> The mod_python documentation is helpful but I was hoping for a book
> dedicated to python web programming via mod_python without frameworks. Is
> there such a thing? Could someone please point me to some more documentation
> or tutorials? There seems to be a fair amount of cgi stuff out there but not
> too much that is mod-python oriented.

You do realise that mod_python is itself a framework in some respects,
it just happens to be bundled with the hosting solution. A big
downside of that is that your code isn't actually portable, so I
wouldn't be so quick to dismiss frameworks. There are also various
frameworks/toolkits which are more nuts and bolts level than the
really high level frameworks. Suggest you might look at:


Other than that, if you use Google to search for 'mod_python tutorial'
you will find:



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