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VERTICALTABLE structured text parser

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This is an structured text parser.

format

example 1:

source:

[Q] This is a question.
[A] This is an answer.
[Q] This is a question2.
# This is comment
[A] This is an answer2.

parsed:

[
  {
    'Q': 'This is a question.',
    'A': 'This is an answer.',
  },
  {
    'Q': 'This is a question2.',
    'A': 'This is an answer2.',
  },
]
  • If the same key appeared, Next record.
  • Actuary, output is OrderedDict list. Not Dict list.

source:

[Key1]
Value1
[Key2]
Value2
----
[Key3]
Value3
next line
next line
[Key4]

Value4    4!

[Key5]
Value5

parsed:

[
  {
    'Key1': 'Value1',
    'Key2': 'Value2',
  },
  {
    'Key3': 'Value3\nnext line\nnext line',
    'Key4': 'Value4    4!',
    'Key5': 'Value5',
  }
  • Whitespace trimmed.
  • “—-” (Hyphens >= 4) is list separator.

usage

import verticaltable

fp = open('sample.txt')

parsed_list = verticaltable.loads(fp.read())

parsed_list2 = verticaltable.load(open('sample2.txt'))

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