can regular ol' python do a php include?

John Salerno johnjsal at
Tue Oct 10 17:00:08 CEST 2006

Fredrik Lundh wrote:

> you don't even need anything from the standard library to inserting output
> from one function into given text...
>     text = "... my page with %(foo)s markers ..."
>     print text % dict(foo=function())

Wow, thanks. So if I have a file called header.html that contains all my 
header markup, I could just insert this line into my html file? (which I 
suppose would become a py file)

print open('header.html').read()

Not quite as elegant as include('header.html'), but it seems like it 
would work.

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