[Python-Dev] memory related issues in Python - bug??
pinki_mallick at mentorg.com
Tue Sep 9 12:25:18 EDT 2003
I have a very big XML file that I am trying to parse using xml.dom and xml.dom.minidom. This file has around 100 nodes. Each of these nodes(say 'child_X') have a number of child nodes and each of these child nodes in turn has a text node as its child. So when I try to retrieve all the data from each 'child_X' node, I use this code,
grandChildren = child_X.childNodes()
for grandChildNode in grandChildren:
equation = equation + str(grandChildNode.firstChild.data)
This works properly for all files. But when I am trying to use it on a very large XML file, one of the node's data is incomplete. eg. if grandChildNode.toxml() returns "<mi>y18</mi>" for this node, then "str(grandChildNode.firstChild.data)" returns only "y" instead of "y18".
This looks like some memory problem. Is there any workaround for this problem.
Thanks for any suggestion or help,
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