[Distutils] [Zope-dev] Buildout syntax question

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Thu Oct 21 16:22:05 CEST 2010

On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 10:10 AM, Attila Oláh <attilaolah at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 10/21/10 14:22, Sylvain Viollon wrote:
>> Hello,
>>    That might be a stupid question, but how do I escape ${ in a buildout
>>    configuration file so it doesn't look for a buildout option ?
> I have managed to do that by assigning "$" to a buildout variable,
> something like
> [section]
> dollar = $
> mystr = ${section:dollar}{foo:bar}
> Not very nice but works. I can't find the exact example right now, so
> maybe you'll have to fiddle with it, like escaping the dollar sign in
> the variable, or putting it in quotes or something, but you get the idea.
>>    I found nothing in the README, and if I use something like $${ I
>>    have as result $${, and I just would like to get ${. Something like
>>    \${ doesn't work as well.
> I couldn't find it either. Anyone knows how to properly do this?

This looks like a bug. The buildout documentation says it's using the
string.Template syntax, but it's apparently only partially handling
the escape. It recognizes that $$ is an escape, but it's not
converting it to a single $.

To report a bug, use: https://bugs.launchpad.net/zc.buildout/+bugs


Jim Fulton

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