1. Michael Merickel
  2. biplist


biplist ======= `biplist` is a binary plist parser/generator for Python. ## About Binary Property List (plist) files provide a faster and smaller serialization format for property lists on OS X. This is a library for generating binary plists which can be read by OS X, iOS, or other clients. ## API The API models the `plistlib` API, and will call through to plistlib when XML serialization or deserialization is required. To generate plists with UID values, wrap the values with the `Uid` object. The value must be an int. To generate plists with `NSData`/`CFData` values, wrap the values with the `Data` object. The value must be a string. Date values can only be `datetime.datetime` objects. The exceptions `InvalidPlistException` and `NotBinaryPlistException` may be thrown to indicate that the data cannot be serialized or deserialized as a binary plist. ## Installation To install the latest release version: `sudo easy_install biplist` ## Examples Plist generation example: ```python from biplist import * from datetime import datetime plist = {'aKey':'aValue', '0':1.322, 'now':datetime.now(), 'list':[1,2,3], 'tuple':('a','b','c') } try: writePlist(plist, "example.plist") except (InvalidPlistException, NotBinaryPlistException), e: print "Something bad happened:", e ``` Plist parsing example: ```python from biplist import * try: plist = readPlist("example.plist") print plist except (InvalidPlistException, NotBinaryPlistException), e: print "Not a plist:", e ```