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nanolp 1.0

Literate Programming Tool

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It’s new literate programming (LP) tool. Main idea is too avoid processing document (LP source) format, so input document format is supported by it’s traditional external tool. So it’s possible to have favourite workflow: WYSIWYG editing/text processing/converting with you favourite tool/suite (OpenOffice/Markdown tool/TeX/etc.).

At the moment, supported input formats are:

  • Markdown/MultiMarkdown
  • OpenOffice/LibreOffice
  • Creole
  • reStructuredText
  • TeX/LaTeX
  • Txt2Tags
  • Asciidoc
  • … and any compatible

Supported schemes are:

  • FSfile - <path>
  • FSURLfile - file:///<path>
  • HTTPfile - http://<url><:port?>/<path>
  • FTPfile - ftp://<url><:port?>/<path>
  • SHELLfile - shell:<path-to-exec>#<options>
  • ZIPfile - zip:<path-to-zip>#<path-in-zip>

with crypting (ZIP), authorizing (FTP, HTTP).

Main features

  • definition of command (macros) with placeholders in the body (code chunk)
  • variables dictionaries (for substitution of placeholders)
  • pasting command code chunk with substitution of placeholders
  • definition of multiple parts code-chunks (for wrapping, etc.)
  • joining, ‘ending’, etc. several code chunks
  • ‘globbing’ commands when paste
  • including one file to another (library)
  • custom surround symbols (different for doc and code)
  • custom event handlers (filters in chain/pipe manner)
  • supporting URLs in file names (read via HTTP)
  • prepare of HTML files (with LP commands) for Web publishing
  • generating cross-references file
  • auto-detecting of cycles
  • configurable via simple .INI like file
  • works with Python 2.7 - Python 3+
  • works with Unicode (UTF8)
  • highly extendible


Install Python (2.7 or 3+) first, then run:

$ python install

Then run:

$ -h


$ python path-to-scripts/ -h
File Type Py Version Uploaded on Size (md5) Source 2013-03-29 913KB