Anchor automatically adds curly braces and semicolons to code written in various programming languages, saving typing and making programs easier to read. It lets you pretend to be coding in Python or Lua while actually writing standard C, Java, PHP, C++, .NET, C#, or D. A script may generate files in the target language and invoke the compiler. An example bash script integrates with TCC to make runnable "scripts" with the speed of C. The scripts are easily modified to target another compiler or interpreter.
TML turns text into HTML using a wiki-like markup. Unlike txt2tags, TML does not support multiple output formats (although there is some support for word documents through a separate project). HTML tags may be freely mixed into the source where desired. The output is easy to read and supports table-free CSS layouts. .include files can be used to insert blocks of code such as Google ads that appear on multiple pages. The code was written with technology normally used for software compilation for faster, more accurate parsing.
Greenhorn displays documentation strings directly from the source code itself, which is handy if you use or write your own modules whose documentation is not keeping pace with development. It uses the PyGTK treeview widget to display a tree diagram of modules in a window. Clicking on individual modules displays . __doc__ strings and sub-modules or functions. Source code can also be browsed, if available, using Python inspect.