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Mustache for Python

Project description

Inspired by ctemplate and et, Mustache is a framework-agnostic way to render logic-free views.

As ctemplates says, “It emphasizes separating logic from presentation: it is impossible to embed application logic in this template language.”

Pystache is a Python implementation of Mustache. Pystache works on–

  • Python 2.4
  • Python 2.5
  • Python 2.6
  • Python 2.7

Pystache is semantically versioned:

Logo: David Phillips -


The different Mustache tags are documented at mustache(5).

Install It

pip install pystache

Use It

>>> import pystache
>>> pystache.render('Hi {{person}}!', {'person': 'Mom'})
'Hi Mom!'

You can also create dedicated view classes to hold your view logic.

Here’s your

import pystache
class Simple(pystache.View):
    def thing(self):
        return "pizza"

Then your template, simple.mustache:

Hi {{thing}}!

Pull it together:

>>> Simple().render()
'Hi pizza!'

Test It

nose works great!

pip install nose
cd pystache

Depending on your Python version and nose installation, you may need to type, for example


Mailing List

As of Nov 26, 2011, there’s a mailing list,


Note: There’s a bit of a delay in seeing the latest emails appear in the archive.


context = { 'author': 'Chris Wanstrath', 'email': '' }
pystache.render("{{author}} :: {{email}}", context)


0.4.1 (2012-03-25)

  • Added support for Python 2.4. [wangtz, jvantuyl]

0.4.0 (2011-01-12)

  • Add support for nested contexts (within template and view)
  • Add support for inverted lists
  • Decoupled template loading

0.3.1 (2010-05-07)

  • Fix package

0.3.0 (2010-05-03)

  • View.template_path can now hold a list of path
  • Add {{& blah}} as an alias for {{{ blah }}}
  • Higher Order Sections
  • Inverted sections

0.2.0 (2010-02-15)

  • Bugfix: Methods returning False or None are not rendered
  • Bugfix: Don’t render an empty string when a tag’s value is 0. [enaeseth]
  • Add support for using non-callables as View attributes. [joshthecoder]
  • Allow using View instances as attributes. [joshthecoder]
  • Support for Unicode and non-ASCII-encoded bytestring output. [enaeseth]
  • Template file encoding awareness. [enaeseth]

0.1.1 (2009-11-13)

  • Ensure we’re dealing with strings, always
  • Tests can be run by executing the test file directly

0.1.0 (2009-11-12)

  • First release

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