[Tutor] Trying to parse a HUGE(1gb) xml file in python
stefan_ml at behnel.de
Tue Dec 21 09:52:22 CET 2010
Chris Fuller, 21.12.2010 03:27:
> This isn't XML, it's an abomination of XML. Best to not treat it as XML.
> Good thing you're only after one class of tags. Here's what I'd do. I'll
> give a general solution, but there are two parameters / four cases that could
> make the code simpler, I'll just point them out at the end.
> Iterate over the file descriptor, reading in line-by-line. This will be slow
> on a huge file, but probably not so bad if you're only doing it once.
Note that it's not unlikely that this is actually *slower* than using a
real XML parser:
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