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A super-fast templating language that borrows the best ideas from the existing templating languages.

Project Description

Choco Templates for Python

Choco is a template library written in Python. It provides a familiar, non-XML
syntax which compiles into Python modules for maximum performance. Choco's
syntax and API borrows from the best ideas of many others, including Django
templates, Cheetah, Myghty, and Genshi. Conceptually, Choco is an embedded
Python (i.e. Python Server Page) language, which refines the familiar ideas
of componentized layout and inheritance to produce one of the most
straightforward and flexible models available, while also maintaining close
ties to Python calling and scoping semantics.



<%inherit file="base.html"/>
rows = [[v for v in range(0,10)] for row in range(0,10)]
% for row in rows:
% endfor

<%def name="makerow(row)">
% for name in row:
% endfor


UI tag is inspired by EmberJs Handlebarjs tempalte.



This is an UI Page
<%@ PostView(post_id)/>



This is a Post View

Name: ${post.title}
Content: ${post.content}

.. code:: python

def create_ui_container():
from choco.ui import UIContainer, UIModule
ui_container = UIContainer(["template/ui"])

class PostView(UIModule):

default_template = "post.html"

def initialize(self):
self.thing = Thing("Post")

def render(self, post_id):
post = self.thing.getByPostId(post_id)
return {
"post": post
ui_container.put_ui("PostView", PostView)
return ui_container

tl2 = lookup.TemplateLookup(directories=["template"], ui_container=create_ui_container())


Python is a great scripting language. Don't reinvent the wheel...your templates can handle it !


Choco is licensed under an MIT-style license (see LICENSE).
Other incorporated projects may be licensed under different licenses.
All licenses allow for non-commercial and commercial use.

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