[Python-Dev] elementtree in stdlib
faassen at infrae.com
Thu Apr 6 19:21:52 CEST 2006
Alex Martelli wrote:
> On Apr 5, 2006, at 8:30 PM, Greg Ewing wrote:
>>A while ago there was some discussion about including
>>elementtree in the std lib. I can't remember what the
>>conclusion about that was, but if it does go ahead,
>>I'd like to suggest that it be reorganised a bit.
>>I've just started playing with it, and having a
>>package called elementtree containing a module
>>called ElementTree containing a class called
>>ElementTree is just too confusing for words!
> Try the 2.5 alpha 1 just released, and you'll see that the toplevel
> package is now xml.etree. The module and class are still called
> ElementTree, though.
Note that lxml (which implements an ElementTree compatible API on top of
libxml2) was using the 'etree' as a *module* (not a package name) before
this move of ElementTree in the core. I had some discussions with
Fredrik about making ElementTree in the Python core consistent with
lxml, but no luck there.
I.e., this in ElementTree:
from elementtree.ElementTree import Element
is this in lxml:
from lxml.etree import Element
and I believe in python 2.5 it's now:
from xml.etree.ElementTree import Element
which is not good in my opinion... (though also not a disaster)
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