Brython - Python in the browser

Duncan Booth duncan.booth at invalid.invalid
Fri Dec 21 14:14:15 CET 2012


Pierre Quentel <pierre.quentel at gmail.com> wrote:

>> If that's your intention, then instead of coming up with something
>> totally new, unpythonic and ugly, why not take the normal Python
>> route and implement a subset of the ElementTree API?
>> 
>> Stefan
> Because the tree implementation in ElementTree or other tree modules
> in Python require a lot of typing and parenthesis 
> 
> To produce the HTML code
> 
><DIV>hello <B>world</B></DIV>
> 
> these modules require writing something like 
> 
> div = Tag('DIV')
> div.appendChild(TextNode('hello '))
> b = Tag('B')
> b.appendChild(TextNode('world'))
> div.appendChild(b)
> doc.appendChild(div)

Or you can do something like this:

>>> from lxml.html.builder import *
>>> snippet = DIV("Hello ", B("world"))
>>> etree.tostring(snippet)
'<div>Hello <b>world</b></div>'

> 
> With the tree syntax proposed in Brython it would just be
> 
> doc <= DIV('hello '+B('world'))
> 
> If "pythonic" means concise and readable, which one is more pythonic ?
> 
The one that doesn't do unexpected things with operators.


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