[Python-Dev] NEWS consolidation
Guido van Rossum
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/)