[reportlab-users] New snippet posted: colourising code with Pygments

Marius Gedminas marius at gedmin.as
Thu Dec 17 10:34:32 EST 2009

On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 01:36:28PM +0000, Andy Robinson wrote:

> We wanted to make our manuals a bit prettier this week, and found it

> quite easy to use Pygments to colourise Python code with Platypus. An

> example is here, and support is now in the library...


> http://www.reportlab.com/snippets/11/

Incidentally, how is this snippet server implemented? Would it be hard
to make it use human-friendly URLs like


? Something simple: for canonical URL generation convert alphanumerics
of the snippet title to lowercase, replace other characters with dashes,
truncate to a sane limit (maybe 64 chars), append to snippet ID. For
serving requests, just ignore the human-friendly extra step in the URL
and use the '11' for identification.

I believe Amazon.com uses this scheme, and it's nice to know what you'll
get when you click on a URL just from seeing the URL without having to
consider context.

Marius Gedminas
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approaches 1.0.
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