Static Site Generators

Haunt – simple static site generator

Haunt is a simple, functional, hackable and extensible static site generator that gives authors the ability to treat websites as Scheme programs.

Haunt provides a simple, functional fully-programmable build system that can be easily extended for this purpose. It’s composed of several Guile Scheme modules.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Supports:
    • Posts – represent the articles that are kept in a site’s post directory and written in a markup format that Haunt can understand.
    • Readers – the purpose of a reader is to translate the markup within a post file into an SXML tree representing the HTML structure and associate some metadata with it. There are readers for posts written in texinfo, Skribe (markup language), and CommonMark, a fully specified variant of Markdown.
    • Pages – page objects represent files that have yet to be written to disk. Their contents may be any arbitrary object that their writer procedure knows how to serialize. In practice, pages are almost always written to disk as HTML or XML
    • Assets – represent files on disk that should be copied verbatim to a site’s output directory. Common types of assets include CSS, JavaScript, images, and fonts.
    • Builders – procedures that return one or more page objects (see Pages) when applied. Haunt provides builders for static assets, blog, and Atom feed.
  • Supports any markup language that can be parsed to SXML.
  • Simple development server.
  • Purely functional build process.
  • User extensible.

Support: Manual
Developer: David Thompson
License: GNU General Public License Version 3

Haunt is written in Scheme. Learn Scheme with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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