compiles Python code into PHP
Latest commit 588cf25 Feb 22, 2010 Julien Desrosiers translate the Readme in english

Prerequisites :

  • Python 2.6 on Mac or Linux (haven't tested on Windows)

Usage :

  1. cd into the directory that contains this script (,, etc)
    example : cd ~/myscripts/PYP/

  2. python <pyp sources directory> <php destination directory>
    example : python ./ /var/www/projectname/


  • Fix the issue about the quote excaping.
  • Convert Class attributes
  • Convert Class methods
  • Parse some of the Python methods into their PHP versions.
    Example :
    • ', '.join(list) would become : implode(', ', $list)
    • str.split('-', 1) would become : explode('-', $str, 1)
    • list.append('element') would become : array_push($list, 'element')

Nice to have:

  • passing by reference (&$variable , =& , etc)
  • $this->{'property name'}->method();

Known issues :

  • the strings that are generated in PHP have double quotes, because i haven't find a way to detect the kind of quoting of a Python string.
  • Therefore, if you need to write a doublequote in your string (") you will need to escape it using \" (yes, two backslashes).
  • The previous issue is caused by the python script that interprets the string and therefore "eats" the first backslash.
  • Don't push your luck too much with the "+" operator for concatening strings. It does not know when a variable is a string or a digit. For strings and digits it is obvious but for variables, it will not check the type. The compiler will check if one of the operands are a string by checking if they are quoted and will transform the "+" into a "." (concatenation in PHP) operator when needed. When in doubt, use "%s%s" % (string1, string2) to concatenate (it will generate a sprintf() in PHP).
  • The same applies for "+=" and therefore .= operators