[twill] BeautifulSoup conflicts

John J Lee jjl at pobox.com
Mon Jul 3 01:34:46 PDT 2006

On Sun, 2 Jul 2006, twill.overbored at spamgourmet.com wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm trying to use both twill and BeautifulSoup. I downloaded the
> latest BeautifulSoup (3.0.3) and have the following simple program:
> from BeautifulSoup import BeautifulSoup
> from twill.commands import *
> from twill.errors import *
> from twill import *
> from sys import *
> go('http://youtube.com/')
> follow( 'Log In' )
> This raises a hard-to-decipher exception. Once I remove the
> BeautifulSoup improt, everything's fine. Should this be filed as a
> twill bug? Any workarounds in the meantime? Thanks in advance.

mechanize currently does not work with BeautifulSoup 3 -- it needs 2.x. 
(And since you can't easily declare "optional dependencies", it's hard to 
declare that to easyinstall / setuptools.  Perhaps I should declare an 
"extra" called simply "BeautifulSoup"...)


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