Cool Python Stuff
I ran across a very handy Python package called SimpleTAL that is...
...a stand alone Python implementation of the TAL and TALES specifications used in Zope to power HTML and XML templates. SimpleTAL is an independent implementation of TAL; there are no dependencies on Zope nor is any of the Zope work re-used.
I used it on something where Zope would have been way overkill. Also, for a mini-DAV server, where I needed to generate XML for a PROPFIND response, SimpleTAL was much easier than generating the output through "print" statements or Python's miniDOM. Good stuff, amazing what can get done with just two small module files.