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A straightforward binding of libsass for Python. Compile Sass/SCSS in Python with no Ruby stack at all!

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libsass-python: Sass_/SCSS for Python

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This package provides a simple Python extension module

which is binding LibSass_ (written in C/C++ by Hampton Catlin and Aaron Leung). It's very straightforward and there isn't any headache related Python distribution/deployment. That means you can add just
into your
list or
file. No need for Ruby nor Node.js.

It currently supports CPython 3.6+, and PyPy 3!

.. _Sass: .. _LibSass:


  • You don't need any Ruby/Node.js stack at all, for development or deployment either.
  • Fast. (LibSass_ is written in C++.)
  • Simple API. See the below example code for details.
  • Custom functions.
  • @import
  • Support both tabbed (Sass) and braces (SCSS) syntax.
  • WSGI middleware for ease of development. It automatically compiles Sass/SCSS files for each request.
  • setuptools
    integration. You can build all Sass/SCSS files using build_sass
  • Works also on PyPy.
  • Provides prebuilt wheel_ binaries for Linux, Windows, and Mac.

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It's available on PyPI, so you can install it using

(or ``easyinstall``):

.. code-block:: console

$ pip install libsass

.. note::

libsass requires some features introduced by the recent C++ standard. You need a C++ compiler that support those features. See also libsass project's README_ file.

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.. _example:


.. code-block:: pycon

import sass print sass.compile(string='a { b { color: blue; } }') a b { color: blue; }


There's the user guide manual and the full API reference for


You can build the docs by yourself:

.. code-block:: console

$ cd docs/ $ make html

The built docs will go to



Hong Minhee wrote this Python binding of LibSass_.

Hampton Catlin and Aaron Leung wrote LibSass, which is portable C/C++ implementation of Sass.

Hampton Catlin originally designed Sass_ language and wrote the first reference implementation of it in Ruby.

The above three are all distributed under

MIT license

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