Positive Incline Mike Burrows (@asplake) moving on up, positively

December 15, 2009

Prettyprinter for Pylons routes

Filed under: Uncategorized,Web Integration — Tags: , , — Mike @ 7:27 pm

No, not described_routes, just something basic to plug a gap. For those suffering Rails-envy there’s no “paster routes” command, but it’s easy enough to use in the Paster shell:

bash-3.2$ paster shell test.ini
Pylons Interactive Shell
Python 2.6.2 (r262:71605, Apr 14 2009, 22:40:02) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)]

  All objects from encore.lib.base are available
  Additional Objects:
  mapper     -  Routes mapper object
  wsgiapp    -  This project's WSGI App instance
  app        -  paste.fixture wrapped around wsgiapp

>>> print mapper
Route name   Methods Path
home         GET     /
things       GET     /things
create_thing POST    /things
new_thing    GET     /things/new
thing        GET     /thing/{id}

It works by subclassing routes.Mapper (I have other reasons to do this which I’ll explain soon) and you’ll need to use this new Mapper in your config/routing.py.

That should be all you need to know. The code for the new Mapper class is below. Note: That second from last join() isn’t coming out very well – it has a backslash and an ‘n’ in it – honest!


import routes.mapper

class Mapper(routes.Mapper):
    # Pretty string representation - returns a string formatted like this:
    #    Route name   Methods Path
    #                         /error/{action}
    #                         /error/{action}/{id}
    #    home         GET     /
    #    things       GET     /things
    #    create_thing POST    /things
    #    new_thing    GET     /things/new
    #    thing                  GET     /thing/{id}
    #    etc
    # Enter 'print mapper' in the paster shell to use it, or (TBD) run it via a
    # configured paster command.
    def __str__(self):
        def format_methods(r):
            if r.conditions:
                method = r.conditions.get('method', '')
                return method if type(method) is str else ', '.join(method)
                return ''

        table = [('Route name', 'Methods', 'Path')] + [
                r.name or '',
                r.routepath or''
            for r in self.matchlist]

        widths = [
            max(len(row[col]) for row in table)
            for col in range(len(table[0]))]

        return '
            ' '.join(
                    for col in range(len(widths))
            for row in table)

1 Comment

  1. […] See http://bitbucket.org/asplake/routes/. I’ve sent a pull request with my changes but no response yet. In the course of adding tests I fixed a minor issue or two so this is now the recommended place to go. It also includes the prettyprinter. […]

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