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EmPy embeds Python expressions and statements in template text. It takes an EmPy source file, processes it, and produces output. This is done via expansions, which are special signals to the EmPy system and are set off by a special prefix. It can expand arbitrary Python expressions and statements in this way, as well as a variety of special forms. Textual data not explicitly delimited in this way is sent unaffected to the output, so Python can be used as a markup language. Also supported are callbacks via hooks, recording and playback via diversions, and dynamic, chainable filters.


User README included and available in HTML format from http://www.alcyone.com/pyos/empy/


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey10 June 2003

Leaders and contributors

Erik Max Francis Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Help E-mail mailto:empy-announce-list@alcyone.com
Developer,Support E-mail mailto:empy-list@alcyone.com

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use Python 1.5.2 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 January 2008.


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