[Python-Dev] NEWS consolidation

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Wed, 10 Apr 2002 09:34:16 -0400

> > > 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.

As long as I don't have to type the XML, I'm fine with it.

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