Well, I think I figured it out. The problem was where I was setting my bindings. I had to set/configure them before I compiled the code, not after. Once I set them, it compiled and executed just fine, and I now have compiling and executing of my algorithms as two separate tasks in Google Apps Engine, which gives me the maximum possible time for an algorithm to run before GAE says it timed out -- good for some of the more... inelegant "sorting algorithms" there are out there.
-- "I'm not responcabel fer my computer's spleling errnors" - Xlorep DarkHelm