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PyYAML is a YAML parser and emitter for Python.
YAML is a data serialization format designed for human readability and interaction with scripting languages.
PyYAML is a YAML parser and emitter for the Python programming language.
- a complete YAML 1.1 parser. In particular, PyYAML can parse all examples from the specification. The parsing algorithm is simple enough to be ported to C or other language.
- Unicode support including UTF-8/UTF-16 input and \u escape sequences.
- event-based parser and emitter API (like SAX).
- high-level API for serializing and deserializing native Python objects (like DOM or pickle).
- support for all types from the YAML types repository. A simple extension API is provided.
- relatively meaningful error messages.
Note that PyYAML is still young and may have some bugs. Furthermore, PyYAML is written in Python and is slow comparing to C based parsers.
PyYAML requires Python 2.3 or higher.
Download and Installation
You may check out PyYAML code from the Subversion repository http://svn.pyyaml.org/pyyaml/trunk
$ svn checkout http://svn.pyyaml.org/pyyaml/trunk pyyaml-trunk
Install it by running
$ python setup.py install
>>> from yaml import * >>> print load(""" ... - foo ... - bar ... - baz ... """) ['foo', 'bar', 'baz'] >>> print dump(['foo', 'bar', 'baz']) - foo - bar - baz
For more details, please check PyYAML Documentation.
Development and bug reports
You may check out the PyYAML source code from PyYAML SVN repository.
You may discuss PyYAML at the YAML-core mailing list.
Author and copyright
The PyYAML module is written by Kirill Simonov.
PyYAML is released under the MIT license.