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mod_python and strife

Allow me to share my woeful experience with Apache and mod_python, in the hopes that I can spare at least one person from the same ordeal. Don't worry, it has an almost-happy ending.

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Flickr API

I'll spare you the boring "Hello World" post (which I typed at least twice) and jump straight into things. Chances are, if you've ever tried calling into the Flickr API from python, you've run across FlickrClient and flickr.py. I tried both, and both worked as advertised. The former, while very cleverly implemented, felt un-pythonic from the underscores in all the calls. Also, the use of xmltramp seemed like overkill. The latter was basically a lot of [IMHO] unnecessary wrapper code.

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