bibtex parsing

Paul McGuire ptmcg at
Sat Oct 18 00:14:10 CEST 2008

On Oct 17, 4:18 pm, Alan G Isaac < at> wrote:
> Can anyone recommend a pure Python parser
> of BibTeX files? Ideally MIT or BSD licensed?
> Online search some possibilities:
> Despite the current licenses, I'd appreciate info on these too.
> Also, there was a rumor that PyParsing was to become
> part of the standard library, but I do not see it at
> False rumor?  Has anyone tried parsing BibTeX with PyParsing?
> Thanks,
> Alan Isaac

Visit the pyparsing wiki for all sorts of applications.  Here is
a BibTeX parser submitted by pyparsing wiki user ero-sennin:
I don't know what the license is.

Can't help you on the rumor front though.  I should hope I'd hear
this sooner or later.  I'm more than willing for this to happen, but I
fear that the API includes some features that are novel to Python,
even bordering on UnPythonic, and so may skewer any plans for stdlib

-- Paul

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