Just wanted to announce the following: it's available on pypi:


Kind regards,
Sjoerd Job

On Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 9:03:21 AM UTC+2, Sjoerd Job Postmus 
> Hi :).
> Yes, I also added the other syntax yesterday evening, so the <int:year> 
> syntax is now fully supported. (But it does not yield an int!!).
> Currently only `'int'` is registered as a valid type, with the regex 
> r'[0-9]+'. More can be registered using `django_simple_url.register('hex', 
> '[0-9a-fA-F]+')`.
> One downside (still) is that it does not get cast to an int. Although I'm 
> not really sure if I find it logical that it gets cast.
> I don't really have that much time to work on it, but I'm hoping to add 
> the `setup.py` either later today or shortly after the weekend.
> Kind regards,
> Sjoerd Job
> On Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 8:20:03 AM UTC+2, Emil Stenström wrote:
>> Great initiative! 
>> I really think you should use the flask syntax instead of the rails one 
>> that I first suggested. Seems this is the consensus from this thread, and 
>> that makes it more likely to get it to core one day.
>> /Emil
>> On Wednesday, 14 September 2016 11:02:23 UTC+2, Sjoerd Job Postmus wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> Since it seemed like an interesting idea to me, I started development of 
>>> a third-party plugin.
>>> It's currently at:
>>>     https://github.com/sjoerdjob/django-simple-url
>>> Since I only started today, I have no readme/setup.py yet. Will come 
>>> later this week I hope.
>>> Current usage is
>>>     from django_simple_url import simple_url
>>>     urlpatterns = [
>>>         simple_url('hello/world/', hello_world_view),
>>>         simple_url(':year/:month/', posts_for_month_view),
>>>     ]
>>> It works proper with includes (not adding a $ to the URL), and leaf 
>>> views (adding a $ to the URL).
>>> Maybe this week, or early next week I will also add support for the 
>>> '<int:year>' syntax.
>>> Kind regards,
>>> Sjoerd Job
>>> On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 9:40:47 PM UTC+2, Tim Graham wrote:
>>>> I would like to see if this could be done as a third-party project 
>>>> (allow "pluggable URLs" which could use any syntax). If not, then let's 
>>>> accept a patch to Django to support it. Over time, if there's some strong 
>>>> consensus about a particular third-party package, then we could bring it 
>>>> in 
>>>> to core. I think this approach is less controversial then Django adopting 
>>>> some new, untested syntax right now.
>>>> On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 3:33:25 PM UTC-4, Emil Stenström 
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> So it looks to me that the consensus is that this IS in fact a good 
>>>>> idea, to supply a simpler, regex-free method to define URL:s. 
>>>>> It also seems that the best liked version is something that's similar 
>>>>> to what flask uses: /articles/<int:year>/<int:month>/.
>>>>> I've never written a DEP before, but it sounds like a fun challenge. 
>>>>> I'll try to look at existing DEPs for a pattern and then apply that.
>>>>> Does anyone have something in particular that they would like to add 
>>>>> to the DEP? I figure I'll try to keep this first version as simple as 
>>>>> possible, while maintaining extension points for features that can be 
>>>>> added 
>>>>> later on.

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