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Simple yet helpful library for writing Django urls by an easy, short an intuitive way.

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Simple yet helpful library for writing Django urls by an easy, short an intuitive way.

Why should I use DjUrl?
Django routing urls aren't easy to deal with, regular expressions can become a nightmare sometimes. Just imagine dealing with such routes in your `django app`:
from django.conf.urls import url
from core import BlogView, SinglePostView, SearchResultsView, ArchiveView

urlpatterns = [
# => /blog/
url(r'^blog/$', BlogView.as_view(), name="blog"),
# => /blog/5
url(r'^blog/(?P<post_id>[0-9]+)/$', SinglePostView.as_view(), name="singlepost"),
# => /blog/search/sometitle
url(r'^blog/search/(?P<search_query>[A-Za-z0-9_-]+)/$', SearchResultsView.as_view(), name="search"),
# => /blog/archive/2017/02/12
ArchiveView.as_view(), name="archive")
That's too much work and you lost me in those regex. With **DjUrl** this comes easy, you just need to *express what you want*, **DjUrl will handle the regular expressions for you**:

from djurl import url
from core import BlogView, SinglePostView, SearchResultsView, ArchiveView

urlpatterns = [
url('/blog', BlogView, name="blog"),
url('/blog/:id', SinglePostView, name="singlepost"),
url('/blog/search/:query', SearchResultsView, name="search"),
url('/blog/archive/:date', ArchiveView, name="archive")
No regex, just clean paths and param names. You can now pass the regex work to DjUrl and concentrate in the *bussiness logic*. It saves you a lot of time and code. *You don't need to worry about the routes anymore*. **Note you don't need to call `as_view` in your CBV's.** DjUrl does this for you as well.

Now you know what you should use `DjUrl`, It's time to learn how to use it. DjUrl has a list of known/default pattern that you can use in your routes, these are:

* `id`: A secuence of characters from 0 to 9. Ej: `1, 12, 454545, 8885500, 8`
* `pk`: A primary key, it's like `id` but needed for `Class Based Views`.
* `page`: falls in the same category, but you'd use `page` for a better param name.
* `slug`: A simple string (alphanumeric characters).
* `query`: A search parameter. It allows some special characters that *slug* doesn't. Ex: `hello%20word`, `don%27t_quote-me`
* `day`: A number between 01,..., 31.
* `month`: A number between 01,...,12.
* `year`: A four digits number: `1998, 2017, 2018, 3015, 2020, 1406...`
* `date`: An expression with `year-month-day` format: `2017-06-23, 1998-10-20, 1492-10-12`
* `filename`: An expression with `*.\w{2,4}` format: `index.js`, `detail.html`, `'my_book.pdf'`, `'dfj358h-g9854-fn84n4.tmp'`
* `UUID`: *Universally unique identifier* is a 128-bit number used to identify information in computer systems. Use a format as `xxxxxxxx-xxxx-Mxxx-Nxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx`. Ex: `123e4567-e89b-12d3-a456-426655440000`

That means, wherever you put `/:id` you can use it in your view as param (named `id`).
url('post/:pk/comment/:id', myview, name="post_comment")
Your view:
def myview(request, pk, id):
# Use `pk` (post's) and `id` (comment's)

But what if I have two or more id's, or two slugs? What if I wanted to use a custom name for my id's? - Ok, you can use custom names if you end it with `_` + the pattern type. - What?...
url('post/:post_pk/comment/:comment_id', myview, ...)
# ...
def myview(request, post_pk, comment_id):
# `post_pk` is parsed as a :pk and `comment_id` like an :id

Yeah, it sounds good!, but... What if I wanted to use my own patterns? - Easy, any world in the path is of type `:slug` by default, but if you need a custom pattern you can register many as you want:
from djurl import url, register_pattern
register_pattern('hash', '[a-f0-9]{9}')
# parsed as slug
url('/:user', myUserView),
# custom pattern
url('/:hash', myview),

If you have questions, visit our [FAQ's]( or open an *issue*.

If you want to have fun with this library and integrate it to your project, just type in your terminal:
$ pip install djurl
or, clone the repo and type:
$ python install
Enjoy it!

Clone the repo and run Djurl tests by:
$ python test

If you've found a bug/error or just have questions, feel free to open an **issue**. And, **Pull requests** are welcome as well.
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Copyright 2017 Christopher Ventura

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