lxml VS rust-cpython

Compare lxml vs rust-cpython and see what are their differences.

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lxml rust-cpython
17 15
2,567 1,798
1.1% -
9.5 2.3
11 days ago 7 months ago
Python Rust
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of lxml. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-02-01.


Posts with mentions or reviews of rust-cpython. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-10.
  • How does Rust Python ffi work?
    3 projects | /r/rust | 10 May 2022
    I've never used pyo3, just cpython, but the latter at least let me do things like:
  • Announcing Rust 1.59.0
    1 project | /r/programming | 24 Feb 2022
    And don't forget https://github.com/dgrunwald/rust-cpython to complete the circle
  • Hey, i begin my journey into Rust !
    7 projects | /r/rust | 16 Feb 2022
    For interoperating with Python, check out PyO3 or rust-cpython. (More generally, see Rust Interop and Are We Extending Yet?)
  • Should I learn Rust coming from Python?
    2 projects | /r/rust | 27 Nov 2021
    You probably should learn Rust. Aside from the process of learning new and different languages making you a better programmer, rust-cpython, PyO3, or Interoptopus make it easy to expose Python APIs from your Rust code. (eg. So it's easy to compile the same codebase as both a Python module and a WebAssembly module.)
  • What do you NOT like about Rust?
    18 projects | /r/rust | 21 Nov 2021
    Have you looked into abi_stable, flapigen, interoptopus, cbindgen, PyO3, or rust-cpython?
  • Strengths and applications of Rust
    5 projects | /r/rust | 6 Nov 2021
    Personally, I'm not willing to compromise on my GUI look and feel, so I use PyQt or PySide to write my GUIs against the QWidget API (I'm a KDE user and Python is the only language with mature memory-safe bindings to Qt) and, if the project can be structured with a frontend-backend separation, I use rust-cpython or PyO3 to write a backend in Rust that the Python frontend can import. Sort of using Python/Rust as a QWidget analogue to the QML/C++ architecture promoted for Qt Quick. (Which I don't use because it's still too incomplete on Kubuntu 20.04 LTS.)
  • From Python to Rust, should I?
    3 projects | /r/rust | 2 Nov 2021
    also, check out rust-cpython, PyO3, and maturin, among other things. They're really nice options for using Rust for its strengths and Python for its strengths within the same project.
  • How we built our Python Client that's mostly Rust
    4 projects | dev.to | 27 Aug 2021
    This section uses flapigen to expand the foreign_class macro into many cpython functions as an extension module, and cargo compiles it as a cdylib. If you want to see what that looks like, install cargo-expand and run cargo expand. You'll get a lot of generated rust code.
  • How do i go about building a vidoe conferencing app?
    10 projects | /r/rust | 20 Aug 2021
    For Python specifically, In addition to using rust-cpython or PyO3, maturin makes it really comfortable to build, package, and publish Rust code into Python packages and, if your niche doesn't quite fit, there's setuptools-python which might do it.
  • Does rust have function works like eval?
    9 projects | /r/rust | 19 Aug 2021
    hlua or rlua are what you want for Lua, rust-cpython or PyO3 for Python, rutie for Ruby, and possibly deno_core for JavaScript.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing lxml and rust-cpython you can also consider the following projects:

xmltodict - Python module that makes working with XML feel like you are working with JSON

PyO3 - Rust bindings for the Python interpreter

selectolax - Python binding to Modest and Lexbor engines (fast HTML5 parser with CSS selectors).

rustpy - Rust + Python = ????

html5lib - Standards-compliant library for parsing and serializing HTML documents and fragments in Python

Rustup - The Rust toolchain installer

untangle - Converts XML to Python objects


bleach - Bleach is an allowed-list-based HTML sanitizing library that escapes or strips markup and attributes

milksnake - A setuptools/wheel/cffi extension to embed a binary data in wheels

pyquery - A jquery-like library for python

maturin - Build and publish crates with pyo3, cffi and uniffi bindings as well as rust binaries as python packages