On 8 Jul 2002 at 19:03, Martin v. Loewis wrote:
"Gordon McMillan" email@example.com writes:
Of couse, taking the _xmlplus hack out of PyXML will cause backwards compatibility problems (regardless what the alternative hook is).
How? As long as "import xml" gets them _xmlplus, I can't see how it would break anything.
Of course, once the hack that is taken out of PyXML, there won't be any _xmlplus anymore.
I was thinking about applications that package Python applications, like freeze or Installer. People might have taken into account that they have to look inside _xmlplus as well. If the hack changes, they have to take into account that they need to look somewhere else, instead.
py2exe doesn't do _xmlplus (unless that's changed recently) - Thomas has people overlay xml with _xmlplus.
Installer does do it, but it's a horrid hack (one bad hack deserves another) and I'd be delighted to remove it.
-- Gordon http://www.mcmillan-inc.com/