Template module

The tie.template module stores all the classes needed to represent your template objects.


Only the base Template class is defined in here for now.

TemplateManager basic classes will be defined here as well in a future release.

class tie.template.Template(tmpl, renderer=renderers.default_renderer)

Template objects represent your template strings and provide ways to handle them easily.

It uses a callback function (defaulting to renderers.default_renderer) to handle the actual rendering, most of its public methods being convenience wrappers around it. Passing it another function on instantiation will allow you to alter this default processing, but the default function should be fine for most cases.




  • tmpl: Template string, containing your defined tags.
  • renderer: Rendering callback.

Process the template & return the result. context is the keyword dictionary of context variables to be injected into the processed template.

Override this method if you need some custom behiavour that can’t be handled by a simple callback.


Convenience alias for Template.render().

This is what allows you to simply call your template objects directly:

>>> t = Template("Hello, %name%!")
>>> res = t(name="Santa")
>>> print(res)
'Hello, Santa!'

is equivalent to:

>>> t = Template("Hello, %name%!")
>>> res = t.render(name="Santa")
>>> print(res)
'Hello, Santa!'
Template.from_file(tmpl_path, *args, **kwargs)

Class method.

This alternative constructor allows you to instanciate a template object directly from an external file.

Simply pass it a valid file path instead of a template string, as well as any other argument required by the Template constructor, and a Template instance initialized with the specified file’s contents will be returned.


For convenience, the Template class is imported into TIE’s global namespace, so you can just import tie.Template.

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