"""
Views and functions for serving static files. These are only to be used during
development, and SHOULD NOT be used in a production setting.

"""
import os
import posixpath

from django.conf import settings
from django.contrib.staticfiles import finders
from django.http import Http404
from django.utils.six.moves.urllib.parse import unquote
from django.views import static


def serve(request, path, insecure=False, **kwargs):
    """
    Serve static files below a given point in the directory structure or
    from locations inferred from the staticfiles finders.

    To use, put a URL pattern such as::

        from django.contrib.staticfiles import views

        url(r'^(?P<path>.*)$', views.serve)

    in your URLconf.

    It uses the django.views.static.serve() view to serve the found files.
    """
    if not settings.DEBUG and not insecure:
        raise Http404
    normalized_path = posixpath.normpath(unquote(path)).lstrip('/')
    absolute_path = finders.find(normalized_path)
    if not absolute_path:
        if path.endswith('/') or path == '':
            raise Http404("Directory indexes are not allowed here.")
        raise Http404("'%s' could not be found" % path)
    document_root, path = os.path.split(absolute_path)
    return static.serve(request, path, document_root=document_root, **kwargs)