[mod_python] bye bye mod_python, hello... what?

Geert Dekkers geert at nznl.com
Tue Jan 12 09:09:13 EST 2010

How about mod_wsgi (http://code.google.com/p/modwsgi/) ???

On Jan 12, 2010, at 2:56 PM, Clodoaldo Neto wrote:

> 2010/1/12 mog <lists at elasticmind.net>:
>> So, the time has come. I need to start a new project and also migrate my old
>> mod_python stuff to something else :(
>> After all the sweat, blood and tears I put into learning about how Python
>> web apps work, learning how to use mod_python, and how to put web apps
>> together (using mod_python). It's really sad to think that a good portion of
>> that effort seems lost because, unfortunately, mod_python is deprecated :(
>> I looked at a few web frameworks but found they either simply didn't work,
>> exhibited weird random unpredictable behaviour that was impossible to work
>> with, or seemed to abstract so far away from real HTTP which made me feel
>> uncomfortable. I finally settled on mod_python because it seemed to be a
>> nice balance of powerful functionality and usefulness - oh, and it worked.
>> With mod_python I felt as though I was working closely with the HTTP
>> requests because I could use the request objects directly and, if I wanted
>> (and I did), stick stuff in them to use in sessions. mod_python seemed
>> pretty raw, but not so much so that I had to write my own request handlers
>> and all the nitty gritty things like that (which, being new to web
>> development, was and probably still is beyond my ability to do well and
>> securely). I liked it because it also provided lots of in-built utilities
>> making it really easy to do session handling, redirection and so on.
>> I'm trying to avoid using one of the mainstream frameworks because I feel
>> they overcomplicate things, bloat things up, and abstract too much away from
>> what is really going on. Many of them annoyingly also end up requiring a
>> bazillion dependencies to install. Personally I like to use small and
>> compact programs that are really good at doing the small number of things I
>> need them to, as opposed to installing some giant application (and all its
>> dependencies) that can do everything under the sun I'll never use.
>> With all this in mind. I was hoping someone would please be so kind as to
>> recommend things that I could use instead of mod_python as a WSGI layer, but
>> that hopefully works in a similar way to mod_python?
> You could start trying Werkzeug which calls itself "a simple
> collection of various utilities for WSGI applications".
> http://werkzeug.pocoo.org/
> Then WebOb:
> http://pythonpaste.org/webob/
> Regarding small and simple I think the two above are some of the best
> approaches but don't expect something like the mod_python's publisher
> handler.
> Regards, Clodoaldo
>> Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
>> Kind regards,
>> mog
>> _______________________________________________
>> Mod_python mailing list
>> Mod_python at modpython.org
>> http://mailman.modpython.org/mailman/listinfo/mod_python
> _______________________________________________
> Mod_python mailing list
> Mod_python at modpython.org
> http://mailman.modpython.org/mailman/listinfo/mod_python

More information about the Mod_python mailing list