[Twisted-web] Twisted vs Webware

Tom Fillmore tfillmor at socalbahai.org
Fri Oct 22 10:58:42 MDT 2004

Thanks - that was helpful!


On Oct 22, 2004, at 9:24 AM, Mike Warren wrote:

> Tom Fillmore <tfillmor at socalbahai.org> writes:
>> Can anyone shoot me their (fact-based) opinion as to why Twisted is
>> more appropriate than Webware?  I'm not trolling here, I've just
>> never used Webware.
> This is not fact-based, but "fact-based opinion" sounds oxymoronic to
> me ;) Anyway, I found twisted to be much more intuitive and "pythonic"
> (yes! vagueness!)  than Webware. I first started a project with
> webware and rather liked it initially, but became increasingly
> frustrated with Webware forcing me to write my code in a certain way
> (specifically forcing certain class-tree layouts and disallowing
> multiple-inheritance in templates) so I started looking for another
> toolkit and settled with Twisted (which allows a lot more freedom,
> inheritance-wise, due to the use of interfaces/components). Webware
> also, IIRC, forces directory-layouts on you, too, which is just a Bad
> Idea, IMO (I was trying to map URIs in some arbitrary fashion and
> found it quite painful). This was a while ago, though: perhaps some of
> these things are no longer true.
> Of course, any toolkit is going to do a certain amount of "forcing",
> but, FWIW, I prefer Twisted (perhaps I just prefer the way it forces
> me). Also, Twisted appears to have support for many more protocols,
> etc., so if you are looking at integrating some web app with other
> things eventually (as I am), then it seems to make even more sense.
> HTH,
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