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High performance HTML parser built on lxml

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pho is a library built on lxml, and implements the [Beautiful Soup](http://www.crummy.com/software/BeautifulSoup/) apis. It is meant to be a drop in replacement for BS.

BS is an awesome library for parsing and navigating DOM. But, because it tries to do a lot, it exhibits fairly poor performance. See [this post](http://blog.dispatched.ch/2010/08/16/beautifulsoup-vs-lxml-performance/) to see that directly using lxml over soup could give up to 70x speed improvement.

Pho aims to ease the transition from soup to using pure lxml, by implementing a part of the soup API as thin wrapper on lxml. Though I don’t have rigorous benchmarks, I have seen 10-30x performance improvement from using pho.

Installation

To install requests, simply:

$ pip install pho

Pho tries to pip install lxml, and for lxml you will need the following packages installed in your system.

Usage

import pho import requests

Pho(requests.get(’http://google.com’).content).find(‘title’).get_text()

Source

You can see the code [here](https://github.com/daniyalzade/pho>)

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