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Soup is beautiful

Came across BeautifulSoup yesterday. Very nice!

BeautifulSoup is a great Python module that lets you parse HTML and XML documents very easily. Via BangPypers meeting note.

I’ve to work with a web based system that tracks lot of records, but does not have any export functionality. With BeautifulSoup and Marc Hammond’s Win32 extensions, it was a breeze to write a script that logs in to the system, downloads the report, parses it, loads into an Excel sheet and then update the Excel charts and tables.

Kind of made me realize how much I miss Python since last February. These days, I do lot of work in Perl ;-(