Adds Coffescript support to Flask applications

pip install Flask-Espresso==0.2.0



Adds Coffeescript support to Flask applications.

Flask-Espresso will compile on the fly your coffee-scripts in the template directory of your application. To avoid performance issues, a cache mechanism retrieves the scripts already compiled.

Install it

pip install Flask-Espresso

Note : Flask-Espresso requires you to have a javascript runtime installed on your system.

How-to use it

A simple example to show you how to use it. Create a new Flask application and put a coffeescript file script.coffee in its template directory.

from flask import Flask
from flask.ext.espresso import Espresso, espresso

app = Flask(__name__)
esp = Espresso(app)

def hello():
    return espresso('script.coffee')

if __name__ == "__main__":


Application configuration

The following config options are available :

ESPRESSO_DEFAULT_COMPILER : the full path to an alternate coffe-script.js in charge of the compilation of the scripts. If not set, Flask-Espresso will rely on the embedded version of coffee-script.

ESPRESSO_SPIDERMONKEY_ENCODING : If you are using mozilla's spidermonkey as the javascript interpreter, it seems that the encoding can be hardcoded leading to some errors. This option lets you override it. (i.e : ESPRESSO_SPIDERMONKEY_ENCODING = 'latin1')

Espresso options

When calling the espresso function, the following options are available :

force : Tell espresso to force the compilation of the file, despite having it in the cache. (default is False)

cache : Tell espresso to not cache the result of the compilation. (default is True)

minify : Tell espresso to minify the result of the compilation. (default is False)

The following example show you how to use them:

espresso('script.coffee', force=True, cache=False, minify=True)