[Python-Dev] NEWS consolidation
Tue, 09 Apr 2002 20:36:11 -0700
Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > XML is never high on your list of suggestions. On the other hand,
> > it's exactly appropriate for this task.
> Not if you ever want me to supply a news item again. XML is
> unreadable and untypable.
Think of XML as a database format. The input could be in a formalized
version of the current NEWS format, and the output could be whatever
people wanted to write. It's not a bad database format for textual
data. Better than pickles, IMO.