Entries published on December 4, 2007

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The magic of template tags

Over the last couple days I’ve spent some time discussing the word “magic” and exploring just what it really means, with an emphasis on the fact that a lot of “magic” in programming — though initially counterintuitive and not at all what you’d expect to have happen (and it’s precisely this reason which usualy makes “magic” a bad idea) — boils down to applications of fairly simple principles. As a real-world demonstration of that, yesterday we saw how to build a Python module object dynamically and make it work with ...

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