Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production


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Announcing listparser

Posted 8 June 2009 in listparser

listparser is now off the ground. It sports seven unit tests and somewhere between a "poverty" and a "paucity" of documentation. I'm not giving it a release number or a silly release phrase yet, but be on the lookout for that in the near future.

Since listparser depends on BeautifulSoup, the next step will be to remove that requirement because the author of BeautifulSoup has written that "I no longer enjoy working on Beautiful Soup, but too many people depend on it for me to let the project die [...] I'd be happier if I could get out of the parser business altogether". Obviously I don't want to contribute to the body of software relying on his library, excellent though it is.

Try out listparser and give me some feedback!