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Re: [PATCH v1] git-instaweb: Add Python builtin http.server support

On Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 06:13:31PM +0200, Arti Zirk wrote:
> With this patch it is possible to launch git-instaweb by using
> Python 3 http.server CGI handler via `-d python` option.
> git-instaweb generates a small wrapper around the http.server
> (in GIT_DIR/gitweb/) that address a limitation of the CGI handler
> where CGI scripts have to be in a cgi-bin subdirectory and
> directory index can't be easily changed. To keep the implementation
> small, gitweb is running on url `/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi` and an automatic
> redirection is done when opening `/`.
> Python 3 is by default installed on most modern Linux distributions
> which enables running `git instaweb -d python` without needing
> anything else.

I'm glad we're using Python 3 here, but I wonder if the name "python"
will lead people to think it will work with Python 2 as well. There are
people using up-to-date Git on systems like CentOS 6 and 7, where Python
3 is not generally available.

Could we call this "python3" instead, or provide some other way to
communicate this to the user?
brian m. carlson: Houston, Texas, US
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