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A short example of using cherrypy.expose like functionality with flask
import inspect
from flask import Flask
def expose(f):
"""Decorator that flags a method to be exposed"""
f._exposed_method = True
return f
class FlaskOfCherryPy(Flask):
"""Custom flask that allows cherrypy's expose decorator"""
def quickstart(self, root_handler, *args, **kwargs):
self._process_root_handler(root_handler)*args, **kwargs)
def _process_root_handler(self, root_handler):
# Prime the recursive processing
root_url = []
self._process_a_handler(root_handler, root_url)
def _process_a_handler(self, current_handler, url_stack):
# This gives a list of all the members of current_handler
members = inspect.getmembers(current_handler)
for name, value in members:
# You probably want to skip things that start with a _ or __
if name.startswith('_'):
# Check if the method is decorated
is_exposed_method = getattr(value, '_exposed_method', False)
# If it's a callable with the _exposed_method attribute set
# Then it's an exposed method
if is_exposed_method and callable(value):
self._add_exposed_url(url_stack, name, value)
new_stack = url_stack[:]
self._process_a_handler(value, new_stack)
def _add_exposed_url(self, url_stack, name, view_func):
copied_stack = url_stack[:]
if name != 'index':
url = "/%s" % "/".join(copied_stack)
if name == 'index':
view_name = "_".join(copied_stack)
self.add_url_rule(url, view_name, view_func)
class Root(object):
def index(self):
return 'my app'
class Greeting(object):
def __init__(self, name, greeting): = name
self.greeting = greeting
def index(self):
return '%s %s!' %(self.greeting,
def again(self):
return '%s again, %s!' %(self.greeting,
if __name__ == '__main__':
root = Root()
root.hello = Greeting('Foo', 'Hello')
root.bye = Greeting('Bar', 'Bye')
app = FlaskOfCherryPy(__name__)
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