On Mon, Sep 30, 2002 at 11:01:24AM +0200, Fredrik Lundh wrote:
btw, the following note is slightly related to this topic, and has been generating some buzz lately (at least in my mailbox):
This is a little like what I implemented for 'pyhtml'. It was inteded to be an extension to the Quixote templating system, so it used the idea that a HTML tag embedded in the code should write itself directly to the output, like the result of expression statements already does in templates.
An excerpt the README: The following code:
<UL> for i in range(10): <LI> i
would output something like <UL><LI>0</LI><LI>2</LI>....<LI>9</LI></UL>
As you can see, I let <TAG> start a block, and let blocks end according to Python's normal indentation rules. The productions added to the grammar were:
compound_stmt: ... | tag_stmt tag_stmt: '<' NAME [tag_args] '>' suite tag_args: NAME '=' expr (',' NAME '=' expr)* [',']
so that <DIV CLASS="blue"> "this might be blue" would also work.
I thought it was rather cute to reverse the normal practice of finding a way to shoehorn Python syntax into the midst of an HTML document, but never wrote anything serious using pyhtml. The remains of the project can be seen at http://unpythonic.net/%7Ejepler/falcon/pyhtml/