[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Mon, 08 Apr 2002 10:46:11 -0400

> PyXML is specifically maintaining compatibility, which means I have to
> work around the lack of weakrefs when removing reference cycles.

Weren't weakrefs an external module in 2.1?  Can't you distribute that
separately with PyXML (under a different name)?

> (It's enough to make me think that Andrew may have been right about
> not integrating the XML support the way we did.)

Yeah, but there were some very loud supporters who mostly wanted it
for political reasons at the time.  I think I may have fallen for
their arguments a little too fast. ;-)

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)