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This module was contributed by Chris Moyer. It provides a subclass of the SQS Message class that supports YAML as the body of the message.

This module requires the yaml module.

class boto.contrib.ymlmessage.YAMLMessage(queue=None, body='', xml_attrs=None)

The YAMLMessage class provides a YAML compatible message. Encoding and decoding are handled automaticaly.

Access this message data like such: = [ 1, 2, 3][0] # Returns 1

This depends on the PyYAML package


Override the current body for this object, using decoded format.