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A collection of handy modules, almost guaranteed to get you into trouble.

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dhp is a library of snippets almost guaranteed to get you into trouble.

I obtained it from a vendor, on the corner, outside of PyCon.

Actually, this is a growing repository of routines that I find helpful from time to time. I think you might too.

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  • tempfile_containing - generate a temporary file that contains indicated contents and returns the filename for use. When finished the tempfile is removed.
from dhp.test import tempfile_containing

contents = 'I will not buy this record, it is scratched.'
with tempfile_containing(contents) as fname:


  • xml_to_dict - parse any ugly xml to a python dictionary.
from dhp.xml import xml_to_dict

xml = '<vehicle type="Hovercraft"><filled/><cargo>eels</cargo></vehicle>'

{'vehicle': {'@type':'Hovercraft',
             'filled': None}


Tested on Python 2.7, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4




Make sure to get the latest version.

pip install dhp


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