28 Jul 2000 amk   » (Master)

At work, I checked in the last bits of persistent sessions for Quixote and started trying to debug some JavaScript, which is always tedious and annoying. Earlier this week Neil proposed a far more Pythonic syntax for PTL, and today he implemented it using Jeremy's compiler code. Neil's syntax looks like this:

template equip_form(wizard, title, errors):
    from mems.ui import standard

""" <table border=1> <tr><th>Equipment</th></tr> """ wizard.text_field( "manufacturer", "Manufacturer" ) ... "</table>"

Basically it's Python syntax, but every expression is converted to a string and added to the output. Now, what to do with the old templating code? One of these days I need to wrap up Quixote for a 0.2 release (or at least get a licence for it and then put it on SourceForge).

Only Martha and I showed up for book club, so after waiting for half an hour, we gave up; maybe next week we'll finally finish Thucydides, after starting it back in April (feels like aeons ago). Knocked another item off my TODO list, a minor but useful fix to the gzip module.

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