ANN: ElementTree 1.2 final (june 18, 2004)
Edward C. Jones
Sat, 19 Jun 2004 12:17:11 -0400
Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> The Element type is a simple but flexible container object, designed
> to store hierarchical data structures, such as simplified XML infosets,
> in memory. The ElementTree package provides a Python implementation
> of this type, plus code to serialize element trees to and from XML files.
I would like to suggest some additions to Element:
walk: A generator that walks a tree in depth-first order. I think this
is the same as "getiterator" but the docs are confusing.
reverse_walk: Like walk but in the reverse order.
walkaround: Walks around the outside of a tree. Each non-terminal node
is visited twice. Each node should have a attribute whose values can
be NONE, DONE, FIRST, SECOND, and LEAF.
kill: Removes a node from a tree. It is replaced by its children.
prettyprint: Prints a tree with each node indented according to its