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

Tomas Brabenec konference at brabenec.net
Sat Jan 16 17:20:31 EST 2010


I migrate from mod_python to CherryPy + Apache with mod_wsgi.

I had very very small "framework" runing under mod_python. Now I rewrite 
this "framework" for using with CherryPy with minimal effort (only 4 
days).  In applicationsusing my "framework" i must make only few revisions.

Good luck,


mog napsal(a):
> 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?
> Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
> Kind regards,
> mog
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