[Python-Dev] NEWS consolidation

David Ascher DavidA@ActiveState.com
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.