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Python Mnml parser

This Python package contains a parser for Mmml documents.

For more information on the Mnml language see the JavaScript Mnml parser readme or getmnml.com.

Installation

The parser is available as a Pip package:

pip install mnml

Alternatively, to install from the git repository: (you may need to sudo depending on your Python environment)

python setup.py install

Usage

After installation the Mnml parser can be used to parse either files or strings. Either way, you need to import the module first:

import mnml

Parsing files

To parse files you can use the parse_file function. This function requires a filename to parse.

document = mnml.parse_file("example.mnml")

Parsing strings

Parsing a Mnml document that is contained in a string is just as easy. In this case the parse_string function is used.

document = mnml.parse_string(mnml_file)

Document structure

Both Mnml parsing functions return an array containing all tags at the root level. These tags itself (and theirs children) are represented as instances of the Node class.

The Node class has the following properties:

  • name: A string containing the name of the tag.
  • args: A dictionary containing the arguments of the tag. All keys and values are represented as strings.
  • text: The text node of the tag. This is either a string or None if no text was given.
  • children: An array of Node instances representing the children of this tag. When there are no children this is an empty array.

Contribute

If you found a bug, don't hesitate to make a pull request.

License

Copyright (c) 2011 Emil Loer.

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.