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Miranda is a template engine in the spirit of Google's CTemplate written in Python 3. It can be used to generate any kind of text-based documents. Right now, it is mostly used for HTML and C/C++ code generation.


Python 3 is all that is needed. Tested with Python 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3. Python 3.0 is not recommended.

Getting started

The most trivial template is:

Hello {{name}}!

It can be evaluated using

import Miranda.Template
template = Miranda.Template.Template ('Hello {{name}}!')
print (template.RenderSimple (name = "Bob"))

This will print:

Hello Bob!

The real power comes from blocks which can be repeated and nested. For instance:

{{#Users}}Hello {{name}}!{{/Users}

rendered with

Users = [{'name':'Alice'}, {'name':'Bob'}]

will print:

Hello Alice!Hello Bob!

This can be further improved by using formatters. A formatter modifies a value just before it is written to the output stream. Miranda comes with a set of predefined formatters like upper-case transformation. Formatters can be defined for values or blocks. A good example for a block-level formatter is the list-separator formatter. If we change the template of the previous example to:

{{#Users:list-separator=NEWLINE}}Hello {{name}}!{{/Users}

the result will be:

Hello Alice!
Hello Bob!

Value-level formatters are for example the upper-case formatter. {{value:upper-case}} with value set to Test will result in TEST.

Tip: Filter by directory path e.g. /media app.js to search for public/media/app.js.
Tip: Use camelCasing e.g. ProjME to search for ProjectModifiedEvent.java.
Tip: Filter by extension type e.g. /repo .js to search for all .js files in the /repo directory.
Tip: Separate your search with spaces e.g. /ssh pom.xml to search for src/ssh/pom.xml.
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