As a developer, I prefer editing in plain text. XML doesn’t count.
—Wesley Chun, July 2009(verbally at OSCON conference)
In this chapter...
Regardless of what type of applications you create, inevitably, you will need to process human-readable data, which is referred to generally as text. Python’s standard library provides three text processing modules and packages to help you get this job done:
xml. We’ll explore these briefly in that order in this chapter.