cheetah templating: place holders needed in a template

Discussion in 'Python' started by ajay.padala, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. ajay.padala

    ajay.padala Guest


    I would like to be able to get the inputs that are needed into a
    template file programmatically.

    For example if we had a template:

    $name has $num marbles in his hand.

    I want to be able to initialise this template and call a method on it
    to get the list ['name', 'num']

    Is there anything in cheetah which does this?

    At present, I am sending a "fake" dictionary into the searchList to do
    this. This is coded as.

    fake = Generic()
    t = Template(file=absFileName, searchList=[fake])
    print fake.calledAtts


    class Generic(object):
    """ Generic object can pretend to be a dictionary or a list and
    doesn't throw
    any errors whatever you call it for """

    # def __new__(cls, *args, **kwargs):
    # if '_inst' not in vars(cls):
    # cls._inst = object.__new__(cls, *args, **kwargs)
    # return cls._inst

    calledAtts = sets.Set()

    def __init__(self, *args, **kwargs):

    def __call__(self, *args, **kwargs):
    return self

    def __repr__(self):
    return "Generic"

    def __nonzero__(self):
    return True

    def __getattr__(self, name):
    return self

    __delattr__ = __getattr__

    def __setattr__(self, name, value):
    return self

    def __len__(self):
    return 1

    def __iter__(self):
    return iter(("Generic",))

    def __getitem__(self, i):
    if isinstance(i,types.StringType):
    return self

    def __setitem__(self, i, v):
    return self

    def __contains__(self, itemName):
    print "contains " + itemName
    return True

    def has_key(self, *args, **kwargs):
    # print "has key called"
    return True

    __delitem__ = __getitem__


    This just logs each access to the dictionary and stores the key under

    But obviously this won't work if I have #if statements etc. I am hoping
    cheetah already has this feature somewhere which is much more robust
    but I can't find it.

    ajay.padala, Apr 12, 2006
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