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unnecessary writer statements with \ #155

sqlalchemy-bot opened this Issue Nov 12, 2010 · 2 comments


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sqlalchemy-bot commented Nov 12, 2010

Migrated issue, originally created by Michael Bayer (@zzzeek)

the use of the end-of-line continuation
(backslash) syntax
can result in the generated python module for a template to contain unnecessary
calls to write empty strings.

import mako.template
print mako.template.Template("<% pass %>\\\nFoo").code

       # SOURCE LINE 1

       # SOURCE LINE 2

I believe these calls __M_writer(u'') are unnecessary. I have a few
templates that
use a lot of line continuations and so I see a lot of these in the
generated code.

A really simple change in mako/ appears to optimize these calls away
(patch is against the 0.3.6 candidate, tag Mako-c8598ab628a0da0d55857196627753dad9849a39):

--- mako/	2010-11-09 19:44:52.000000000 -0500
+++ mako/	2010-11-12 12:17:43.348306483 -0500
@@ -331,7 +331,8 @@

        if match:
            text =
-            self.append_node(parsetree.Text, text)
+            if text:
+                self.append_node(parsetree.Text, text)
            return True
            return False

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sqlalchemy-bot commented Nov 12, 2010

Michael Bayer (@zzzeek) wrote:



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sqlalchemy-bot commented Nov 12, 2010

Changes by Michael Bayer (@zzzeek):

  • changed status to closed
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