Skip to main content

Declarative class-based datastructures, for simple and flexible URLConfs in Django.

Project description


This is a somewhat-functional attempt to bring a more intuitive and less spaghettified syntax to Django's URLConf. It implements a declarative class-based syntax:

# (née 'URLConf')

from django.conf.urls import patterns
from url_namespaces import (Namespace, View, Redirect, \
ReverseRedirect, KeywordReverseRedirect)

class MyOtherURLs(Namespace):
""" URL namespaces are classes,
the URLs they contain are properties
of those classes. """

class Meta:
namespace = 'testapp:views'
app_name = 'testapp'
view_prefix = ''

rss = View(
arg='yo', other_arg='dogg')

index = View(

entry = View(

class MyURLs(Namespace):
""" Namespaces can be nested """

class Meta:
namespace = 'testapp'
app_name = 'testapp'
view_prefix = ''

pages = MyOtherURLs(r'^/pages/')

elsewhere = Redirect(

root = ReverseRedirect(
'testapp:index', blog="test")

entry_redirect = ReverseRedirect(
'testapp:entry', blog="%(blog)s", entry="%(entry)s")

entry_redirect_again = KeywordReverseRedirect(

# These classes generate standard URL patterns
# and use url(), reverse(), RegexURLResolver;
# the project aims for compatibility with Django's
# URLConf structures.

urlpatterns = patterns('',

Djano-URL-Namespaces implements a host of combinator objects, representing intuitive ideas e.g. `View`, `Redirect`, `Namespace` &c,
which can be modularly rearranged without the worries incumbent in getting ones' hands dirty with the rather fragile Django-native
URLConf syntax.

At the time of writing the project is in a state of somewhat indeterminate disrepair; namespaces don't nest quite right, there's a lot of sketchy code commented out and not enough docstrings, etc. If this is the sort of thing that floats your boat, know that I never turn away an entertaining pull-request, indeed!

Project details

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Source Distribution

django-url-namespaces-0.1.0.tar.gz (8.9 kB view hashes)

Uploaded source

Supported by

AWS AWS Cloud computing and Security Sponsor Datadog Datadog Monitoring Fastly Fastly CDN Google Google Download Analytics Microsoft Microsoft PSF Sponsor Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Sentry Sentry Error logging StatusPage StatusPage Status page