[Python-Dev] Request for Opinions

Greg Stein gstein@lyra.org
Fri, 14 Jul 2000 00:15:39 -0700

On Thu, Jul 13, 2000 at 11:06:52PM -0500, Paul Prescod wrote:
> We have three options:
>  1. use the relatively large 4XPath as is
>  2. use a tiny subset of XPath (analogous SQL with only simple SELECT)
> that can be implemented in a couple of hundred lines of Python code
> (this code is mostly done already, in a module called TinyXPath)
>  3. try to scale 4XPath back by moving its parser to SRE, and making
> some of its features "options" that can be added separately (not clear
> how easy this is)
> What do you think?

I think this is for the XML SIG. I don't know why it is here. SIGs discuss
and design, then roll up their final decisions.

I haven't seen a clear consensus or decision from the XML SIG yet. You've
got your TinyXPath module, but (forget who) has another module for much the
same thing. There was a discussion of APIs. A discussion of how/where SRE
could play into the game.

IMO, these are all a bunch of points for the XML SIG, not python-dev.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/