cgi_buffer is a group of libraries that may be used to improve performance of CGI scripts (and other content generation engines) in some circumstances by applying performance-enhancing HTTP mechanisms that are typically not supported by them. Currently, Perl, Python, and PHP4 are supported. The Python library may also be used as a wrapper around another CGI script.
GCache is a Python module that provides a generic cache class useful for speeding up any application where objects are referenced by keys. It uses object metadata to optimize hit-rates and freshness for fetches, and uses a "write-through" mechanism for writes and deletes. It can use "if-modified-since" fetches or rsync delta updates to refresh stale cached objects. GSource classes are provided for generating useful metadata from common sources (os.stat calls and MIME headers). A simple example urlCache is implemented that supports HTTP 1.1 (rfc2616) cache-control and expire headers to ensure freshness. Also included is an rfc2616 package useful for parsing HTTP 1.1 headers, and a PCache package implementing a persistant cache using a Python shelve.
py-xmlrpc is an extremely fast implementation of the xmlrpc spec for Python (written in C). It supports both blocking and non-blocking clients and servers on Windows and POSIX platforms. Version 0.8.1 is 100% compliant with the xmlrpc validator found at http://validator.xmlrpc.com.
PyStem is a fast Python module with the the Porter stemming algorithm (a process for removing the commoner morphological and inflexional endings from words in English; its main use is as part of a term normalisation process that is usually done when setting up Information Retrieval systems).