[Python-Dev] Problem with using _xmlplus

Guido van Rossum guido@beopen.com
Fri, 15 Sep 2000 21:06:28 -0500

[Andrew discovers that the _xmlplus hack is broken]

I have recently proposed a simple and robust fix: forget all import
hacking, and use a different name for the xml package in the core and
the xml package provided by PyXML.  I first suggested the name
'xmlcore' for the core xml package, but Martin von Loewis suggested a
better name: 'xmlbase'.

Since PyXML has had dibs on the 'xml' package name for years, it's
best not to try to change that.  We can't force everyone who has
installed an old version of PyXML to upgrade (and to erase the old
package!) so the best solution is to pick a new name for the core XML
support package.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.pythonlabs.com/~guido/)