[ANN] PyYAML-3.06: YAML parser and emitter for Python

Kirill Simonov xi at gamma.dn.ua
Fri Oct 3 21:28:12 CEST 2008

  Announcing PyYAML-3.06

A new bug fix release of PyYAML is now available:



* setup.py checks whether LibYAML is installed and if so, builds
   and installs LibYAML bindings.  To force or disable installation
   of LibYAML bindings, use '--with-libyaml' or '--without-libyaml'
   options respectively.
* Building LibYAML bindings no longer requires Pyrex installed.
* 'yaml.load()' raises an exception if the input stream contains
   more than one YAML document.
* Fixed exceptions produced by LibYAML bindings.
* Fixed a dot '.' character being recognized as !!float.
* Fixed Python 2.3 compatibility issue in constructing !!timestamp
* Windows binary packages are built against the LibYAML stable branch.
* Added attributes 'yaml.__version__' and  'yaml.__with_libyaml__'.


PyYAML homepage: http://pyyaml.org/wiki/PyYAML
PyYAML documentation: http://pyyaml.org/wiki/PyYAMLDocumentation

TAR.GZ package: http://pyyaml.org/download/pyyaml/PyYAML-3.06.tar.gz
ZIP package: http://pyyaml.org/download/pyyaml/PyYAML-3.06.zip
Windows installer:

PyYAML SVN repository: http://svn.pyyaml.org/pyyaml
Submit a bug report: http://pyyaml.org/newticket?component=pyyaml

YAML homepage: http://yaml.org/
YAML-core mailing list: 

About PyYAML

YAML is a data serialization format designed for human readability and
interaction with scripting languages.  PyYAML is a YAML parser and
emitter for Python.

PyYAML features a complete YAML 1.1 parser, Unicode support, pickle
support, capable extension API, and sensible error messages.  PyYAML
supports standard YAML tags and provides Python-specific tags that allow
to represent an arbitrary Python object.

PyYAML is applicable for a broad range of tasks from complex
configuration files to object serialization and persistance.


 >>> import yaml

 >>> yaml.load("""
... name: PyYAML
... description: YAML parser and emitter for Python
... homepage: http://pyyaml.org/wiki/PyYAML
... keywords: [YAML, serialization, configuration, persistance, pickle]
... """)
{'keywords': ['YAML', 'serialization', 'configuration', 'persistance',
'pickle'], 'homepage': 'http://pyyaml.org/wiki/PyYAML', 'description':
'YAML parser and emitter for Python', 'name': 'PyYAML'}

 >>> print yaml.dump(_)
name: PyYAML
homepage: http://pyyaml.org/wiki/PyYAML
description: YAML parser and emitter for Python
keywords: [YAML, serialization, configuration, persistance, pickle]


The PyYAML module is written by Kirill Simonov <xi at resolvent.net>.

PyYAML is released under the MIT license.

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