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A series of wrapper modules to encapsulate Lino's core functionalities. They don't define anything on their own but just import things which are commonly used in different contexts.

One module for each of the three startup phases used when writing application code:

Recommended usage is to import these modules as follows:

from lino.api import ad, dd, rt, _

Another set of modules defined here are for more technical usage in specialized context:


A selection of names to be used in tested documents.


A shortcut import for usage in a Django shell or a pm run script.


Defines the Tour class and a runserver() function.