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Sass

Sass, Saß or SASS may refer to:

  • Sass, a slang term for 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA)
  • Sass (stylesheet language)

Sass (stylesheet language)

Sass (Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets) is a style sheet language initially designed by Hampton Catlin and developed by Natalie Weizenbaum. After its initial versions, Weizenbaum and Chris Eppstein continued to extend Sass with SassScript, a simple scripting language used in Sass files.

Sass is a scripting language that is interpreted into Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). SassScript is the scripting language itself. Sass consists of two syntaxes. The original syntax, called "the indented syntax", uses a syntax similar to Haml. It uses indentation to separate code blocks and newline characters to separate rules. The newer syntax, "SCSS", uses block formatting like that of CSS. It uses braces to denote code blocks and semicolons to separate lines within a block. The indented syntax and SCSS files are traditionally given the extensions .sass and .scss, respectively.

CSS3 consists of a series of selectors and pseudo-selectors that group rules that apply to them. Sass (in the larger context of both syntaxes) extends CSS by providing several mechanisms available in more traditional programming languages, particularly object-oriented languages, but that are not available to CSS3 itself. When SassScript is interpreted, it creates blocks of CSS rules for various selectors as defined by the Sass file. The Sass interpreter translates SassScript into CSS. Alternately, Sass can monitor the .sass or .scss file and translate it to an output .css file whenever the .sass or .scss file is saved. Sass is simply syntactic sugar for CSS.

The official implementation of Sass is open-source and coded in Ruby; however, other implementations exist, including PHP, and a high-performance implementation in C called libSass. There's also a Java implementation called JSass. Additionally, Vaadin has a Java implementation of Sass. The indented syntax is a metalanguage. SCSS is a nested metalanguage, as valid CSS is valid SCSS with the same semantics. Sass supports integration with the Firefox extension Firebug.

SassScript provides the following mechanisms: variables, nesting, mixins, and selector inheritance.

Sass (surname)

Sass or Saß is a surname which may refer to:

  • Anatoly Sass (born 1935), Russian Olympic rower
  • Dawn Marie Sass (born 1959), American politician who was elected Treasurer of Wisconsin in 2006
  • Evelyn Handler (1933–2011), née Sass, first American woman to be named president of a publicly supported land grant university
  • Hans-Martin Sass (born 1935), German bioethicist and Professor of Philosophy
  • Henry Sass (1788–1844), English artist and teacher of painting who founded an important art school in London
  • Jonathan Sass (born 1961), American jazz tuba player and composer
  • Katrin Sass (born 1956), German actress, best known for playing Christiane Kerner in the film Goodbye Lenin
  • Louis Sass (born? still living) Professor of Clinical Psychology
  • Katrina Von Sass (born 1972), Canadian Olympic volleyball player
  • Paul Sass, English mixed martial arts fighter
  • Richard Sass (1774–1849), English landscape painter, etcher, and drawing master to royalty
  • Sylvia Sass (born 1951), Hungarian operatic soprano
WordNet

sass

  1. n. an impudent or insolent rejoinder; "don't give me any of your sass" [syn: sassing, backtalk, back talk, lip, mouth]

  2. v. answer back in an impudent or insolent manner; "don't sass me!"; "The teacher punished the students who were sassing all morning";

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

sass

"impudence," 1835, back-formation from sassy. The verb is first recorded 1856, from the noun. Related: Sassed; sassing. Sass (n.) as a variant of sauce is attested from 1775.

Wiktionary

sass

n. (context US English) sarcasm, backtalk, cheek. vb. (context US English) To talk, to talk back.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

sass

verb
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ And don't sass the teacher, Billy.

Usage examples of "sass".

Normally he would have thought of them simply as guests of the hotel, but those two had stalked the Residence Inn in Baton Rouge the night before, and had also come out into the open in the morning, when the two rookies attempted to kidnap Pamela Sasser.

Not as Jamie was now, doddering and nearly toothless, but as he had been twenty years before: old but still capable of clouting you over the River Road if you sassed back or dawdled over a hard pull.

Annie sassed, looking her adversary up and down with undisguised contempt.

An einem der breiten Tische, die sich quer durch den Raum zogen, sass ein Herr in gelbem Anzug und mit schwarzem Ziegenbart und betrachtete eine Mappe mit franzoesischen Zeichnungen, ueber die er manchmal ein meckerndes Lachen vernehmen liess.

An einem zweiten Tische sass, die Reisemuetze auf dem Kopfe und die Holzpfeife im Munde, nachlaessig ein Englaender.

Barril of Apple Sass in America recently, and when he arrove home he found under a few deloosiv layers of Sass nothin but sawdust.

Sass recalled the rank-senior pilot-from a far-distant shipping consortium.

Kline resigned from the group in 1987, when he discovered that SASS resources were being used to spy on antiapartheid advocates working abroad.

Sass stared past it at the water, ruffled into little arcs of silver and blue.

But he’s all right,’ he continued, raising his voice to include the others present, ‘he’s been here less than twenty-four hours, but he’s broken jail, beat up two customs busies, and sassed old Judge Fleishacker right to his face.

But he's all right,' he continued, raising his voice to include the others present, 'he's been here less than twenty-four hours, but he's broken jail, beat up two customs busies, and sassed old Judge Fleishacker right to his face.

Sass hoped she wasn't as arrogant as the others, but counted on her graduation rank to take care of any problems.

From her room, Sass looked into a central courtyard planted with flowers and one small tree with drooping leaves.

  Even when the tempist raged and the billers howled, he sold another Pilgrim a kag of apple sass.

Thereupon a young sprig, from the East, blustered like a Shanghai rooster, and began to sass the conductor with his chin music.