[New-bugs-announce] [issue39713] ElementTree limitation

Ananth Vijalapuram report at bugs.python.org
Fri Feb 21 12:43:03 EST 2020

New submission from Ananth Vijalapuram <ananthsayan at gmail.com>:

I am trying to parse a very large XML file. Here is the output:

/usr/intel/bin/python3.7.4 crif_parser.py
Retrieved 3593891712 characters <- this is printed from my script
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "crif_parser.py", line 9, in <module>
    tree = ET.fromstring(data)
  File "/usr/intel/pkgs/python3/3.7.4/lib/python3.7/xml/etree/ElementTree.py", line 1315, in XML
OverflowError: size does not fit in an int

components: XML
messages: 362416
nosy: Ananth Vijalapuram
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: ElementTree limitation
type: behavior
versions: Python 3.7

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