pyyaml / announcement.msg

From: Kirill Simonov <>
Subject: [ANN] PyYAML-3.04: YAML parser and emitter for Python

 Announcing PyYAML-3.04

A new release of PyYAML, featuring LibYAML bindings and support for recursive
structures, is now available:


* Include experimental LibYAML bindings.
* Fully support recursive structures.
* Fix a number of bugs and annoyances
  (see for more details).


PyYAML homepage:
PyYAML documentation:

TAR.GZ package:
ZIP package:
Windows installer:

PyYAML SVN repository:
Submit a bug report:

YAML homepage:
YAML-core mailing list:

About PyYAML

YAML is a data serialization format designed for human readability and
interaction with scripting languages.  PyYAML is a YAML parser and
emitter for Python.

PyYAML features a complete YAML 1.1 parser, Unicode support, pickle
support, capable extension API, and sensible error messages.  PyYAML
supports standard YAML tags and provides Python-specific tags that allow
to represent an arbitrary Python object.

PyYAML is applicable for a broad range of tasks from complex
configuration files to object serialization and persistance.


>>> import yaml
>>> print yaml.load("""
... &A {
...     direct self reference: *A,
...     indirect self references: [*A, *A, *A]
... }
... """)
{'direct self reference': {...},
'indirect self references': [{...}, {...}, {...}]}


The PyYAML module is written by Kirill Simonov <>.

PyYAML is released under the MIT license.

This release is developed with the support of the Google Summer of Code
program under the mentorship of Clark Evans.