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SASS for Python: A straightforward binding of libsass for Python.

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This package provides a simple Python extension module sass which is binding Libsass (written in C/C++ by Hampton Catlin and Aaron Leung). It’s very straightforward and there isn’t any headache related Python distribution/deployment. That means you can add just libsass into your’s install_requires list or requirements.txt file. Need no Ruby nor Node.js.

It currently supports CPython 2.6, 2.7, 3.3, 3.4, and PyPy 2.3+!


  • You don’t need any Ruby/Node.js stack at all, for development or deployment either.

  • Fast. (Libsass is written in C++.)

  • Simple API. See the below example code for details.

  • Custom functions.

  • Support both tabbed (Sass) and braces (SCSS) syntax.

  • WSGI middleware for ease of development. It automatically compiles Sass/SCSS files for each request.

  • setuptools/distutils integration. You can build all Sass/SCSS files using build_sass command.

  • Works also on PyPy.

  • Provides prebuilt wheel binary for Windows.


It’s available on PyPI, so you can install it using pip (or easy_install):

$ pip install libsass


>>> import sass
>>> print sass.compile(string='a { b { color: blue; } }')
a b {
  color: blue; }


There’s the user guide manual and the full API reference for libsass:

You can build the docs by yourself:

$ cd docs/
$ make html

The built docs will go to docs/_build/html/ directory.


Hong Minhee wrote this Python binding of Libsass.

Hampton Catlin and Aaron Leung wrote Libsass, which is portable C/C++ implementation of SASS.

Hampton Catlin originally designed SASS language and wrote the first reference implementation of it in Ruby.

The above three softwares are all distributed under MIT license.

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