[Python-Dev] Leading with XML-RPC
Guido van Rossum
Tue, 10 Jul 2001 14:10:59 -0400
> Therefore the concrete proposal: we should make XML-RPC support in the
> Python standard library a goal for 2.2. I'd like to see votes and/or
> a BDFL pronouncement on this goal.
> I've copied Fredrik Lundh and Eric Kidd, the implementors of two
> XML-RPC implementations that might serve. Dave (who designed XML-RPC)
> likes them both. I hope they'll report on which, if either, they
> consider production-ready for integration with Python.
Fredrik Lundh's xmlrpclib.py looks ready for the Python standard
library, if Fredrik agrees. The license is right. I'm not sure but I
believe that Eric Kidd's version is C or C++ code that *could* be
linked into Python? This seems less attractive because there will
always have to be a separate distribution (for non-Python targets).
But maybe the motivation is wrong. We should decide to include (or
not to include) xml-rpc based on a user need, not based on political
motives. There may be a user need; Fredrik, do you know how popular
your xmlrpc module is?
Technical issues: should the server stubs also be included? It might
benefit from also including the sgmlop.c extension.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)