Inspecting your routes in Bottle

Marcel Hellkamp recently added a small feature to Bottle that makes it easy to inspect an application’s routes and determine if a particular route is actually for a mounted sub-application.

(Bottle is a small module written in Python for making websites.)

Route objects (items in the app.routes list) now have extra information when the route was created by mounting one app on another, in the form of a new key mountpoint in route.config.

Here’s a trivial app with another app mounted on it:

import bottle

app1 = bottle.Bottle()

@app1.route('/')
def app1_home(): return "Hello World from App1"

app2 = bottle.Bottle()
@app2.route('/')
def app2_home(): return "Hello World from App2"

app1.mount(prefix='/app2/', app=app2)

And a utility function that returns a generator of prefixes and routes:

def inspect_routes(app):
    for route in app.routes:
        if 'mountpoint' in route.config:
            prefix = route.config['mountpoint']['prefix']
            subapp = route.config['mountpoint']['target']

            for prefixes, route in inspect_routes(subapp):
                yield [prefix] + prefixes, route
        else:
            yield [], route

Finally, inspecting all the routes (including mounted sub-apps) for the root Bottle object:

for prefixes, route in inspect_routes(app1):
    abs_prefix = '/'.join(part for p in prefixes for part in p.split('/'))
    print abs_prefix, route.rule, route.method, route.callback

This new feature is sure to revolutionise everything.

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