YAML is a human-friendly format for structured data, that is both easy to write for humans and still parsable by computers.

PyYAML parser

PyYAML is the most-used and go-to YAML package, which tries to be as compliant as possible with the YAML specs. It is, at its core, C-based. It can both read and write YAML. You can read the official documentation, or try the condensed/simplified version of these docs, with usable example code on this Python YAML tutorial.

When using this package, be careful which function you use. The load() function is very powerful and allows arbitrary code execution, while the safe_load() function is enough for most use cases. It only allows a subset of the load function, making it a much safer choice. For more details, see also the load deprecation notice.

YAML examples and usage in notable Python apps

YAML is a feature-rich language. Some packages that heavily depend on YAML are:

YAML (last edited 2021-03-28 17:42:24 by eriky)

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