python and parsing an xml file

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at
Tue Feb 22 04:13:00 EST 2011

Matt Funk, 21.02.2011 23:08:
> On 2/21/2011 11:22 AM, Terry Reedy wrote:
>> On 2/21/2011 12:30 PM, Matt Funk wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I was wondering if someone had some advice:
>>> I want to create a set of xml input files to my code that look as
>>> follows:
>> Why?
> mmmh. not sure how to answer this question exactly. I guess it's a
> design decision. I am not saying that it is best one, but it seemed
> suitable to me. I am certainly open to suggestions. But here are some
> requirements:
> 1) My boss needs to be able to read the input and make sense out of it.
> XML seems fairly self explanatory, at least when you choose suitable
> names for the properties/tags etc ...
> 2) I want reproducability of a given run without changes to the code.
> I.e. all the inputs need to be stored external to the code such that the
> state of the run is captured from the input files entirely.

That sounds like ConfigParser actually suits your needs.


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