Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Snakes on a Plane?

Christopher Lenz reacts to the news that Guido says Django is the Python Web framework. I agree that Django’s ORM and templating are weak and hold little hope that it will somehow converge with TurboGears. Why go from n Web frameworks to 1, when there’s room for two or three really good ones?

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Because (a) as long as effort is split between several projects, none of them will progress as quickly as they could, and (b) the current chaos makes people who aren't already committed to Python willing to give it a try. Trust me --- I've been trying to get people to adopt Python for several years, and anything that makes the community look confused and divided encourages potential users to look elsewhere.

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