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Yamldict is a library that allows accessing YAML content as a kind of a dictionary. Its primary purpose is to allow reading and writing YAML content with ease.

To achieve that it has the following features:


  1. Easy creation of complex structures from string or files:

    myyaml = yamldict.create("""
    - "item 1"
    - "item 2"
  2. Not a dictionary. That means a property such as get is still accessible from the object and isn’t a method on a dictionary.

    >>> x = yamldict.YamlDict()
    >>> x.get = "x"
    >>> x
    YamlDict() {'get': 'x'}
  3. Accessible via properties, or indexes:

    assert myyaml["item"] == myyaml.item
  4. Handles chained missing properties without creating them unless asked:

    >>> myyaml = yamldict.YamlDict()
    >>> assert not
    >>> myyaml
    YamlDict() {}
    >>> = "3"
    >>> myyaml
    YamlDict() {'some': {'other': {'property': '3'}}}
  5. It supports deep copying.

  6. It’s integrated as a PyYaml serializer.

  7. It supports pickle serialization.

  8. Type support, so you don’t need to do anything in projects using mypy.

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