Ann: PMZ - Poor Man's Zope

Andreas Jung ajung at sz-sb.de
Thu Feb 3 20:42:30 CET 2000


On Thu, Feb 03, 2000 at 04:13:52PM +0000, rdudfield at my-deja.com wrote:
> In article
> <Pine.LNX.3.96.1000202132043.6280A-100000 at starship.skyport.net>,
>   Andreas Jung <ajung at starship.skyport.net> wrote:
> > Dear all,
> >
> > I am happy to announce the availability of POOR MAN'S ZOPE 0.1.
> >
> > PMZ is very similar to Active Server Pages or PHP3/4 and allows you
> > to include Python code into your HTML pages.
> >
> 
> Heh this is funny.
> 
> I just found your old code a week or two ago, and changed it to parse
> for python code on multiple lines as well.  I got rid of the cgi and
> restricted execution stuff as the imports were taking alot of the time
> at start up ( and I don't need them unlike alot of people I'm sure ).
> 
> I also used <py> </py> as the tags instead of <? ?>.
> 
> Noticed in your docs you said it might be faster as an apache module...
> I don't think it would for most files, as the main slow down would be in
> starting up python, and since your going to be executing python
> anyway...
> 
> 
> Another extention to your script that I was thinking of making is the
> following:
> 
> Have a string which the stuff html get put into instead of printing it.
> If there is a problem with your python code, then have another function
> serve up some other text.  You could define a function that gets called
> if an exception is raised or some other error occurs.
> 
> You would of course have to make your python code concat stuff on to the
> end of this string instead of printing it.
> 
> Anyway just something I need in my case.
> 
> Also I found a myerrorprint handy.  Like your myprint, but it writes to
> stderr instead, which you can read in the apache error log file.
> 
> 
> One more thing.
> 
> If you could add the idea of having templates, like in some other python
> code that would be great.  The problem I have with the other template
> code is that it can not be read by wysiwyg html editors.
> 
> So I think the following scheme would be good.
> 
> Have a list.  Lets call it _pmz_listOhtmlBits.
> 
> Now we have some new invented tags called <pyt>  </pyt> Short for python
> template.
> 
> Then you can code in your html:
> 
> <pyt>
> This is the first part of my conditionally served html.
> bla blab bla <b> bla! </b>.
> </pyt>
> 
> <pyt>
> This is the second part of my conditionally served html.
> dum de dum <b> dum de dum! </b>.
> </pyt>
> 
> When the code is parsed we have _pmz_listOhtmlBits with these two bits
> of html as elements.  Which we can then place into the html doc with our
> python code.
> 
> 
> One more thing before I go.  If you put a long piece of python code into
> a module instead of straight into the html, then you can get a speed up,
> and it looks nicer.  <py> import doStuff </py>
> 

Thanks for your suggestions. The current version is a rewrite
and code cleanup of the one year old version - it's much 
more pretty now. I'll think about your ideas. May be the next
version will follow soon.

Andreas 




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