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Ben Bangert is a San Francisco Bay Area programmer, best known for his open-source work creating and contributing to Python libraries such as Pylons, Beaker, and Routes.
He currently works at Mozilla.


Routes 1.0 Released

I’ve finally finished the documentation for Routes and as I mentioned earlier regarded releases am now ready for a 1.0 release. If you’re curious about Routes and want to get up to speed, I’d suggest jumping straight to the Routes Manual.

Routes is currently used in Myghty with the routes Paste template, and has been integrated for use both in Aquarium as well as CherryPy (though CherryPy 2.2 should allow better integration).

Now that Routes is feature-equivilant to the Rails version, its time to start planning for new stuff. The first and most obvious is to allow for more advanced configurability of URL’s by allowing for a new separator. This would allow you to get as creative as you like with URL’s, so you could do something like this:

m.connect('archives/:(article)-:(page).html', controller='blog', action='view')
m.connect('feeds/:section/:(format).xml', controller='feeds',
          action='xml', format='atom')

This should make for a nice 1.1 feature. For those familiar with the Rails system of Routes, has there been anything you’ve found lacking or were just itching for?