[Python-Dev] 2.5 issues need resolving in a few days

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sun Jun 11 08:16:17 CEST 2006

Fred L. Drake, Jr. wrote:
> On Saturday 10 June 2006 12:34, Fredrik Lundh wrote:
>  > if all undocumented modules had as much documentation and articles as
>  > ET, the world would be a lot better documented ;-)
>  >
>  > I've posted a text version of the xml.etree.ElementTree PythonDoc here:
> Here's a question that we should answer before the beta:
> With the introduction of the xmlcore package in Python 2.5, should we document 
> xml.etree or xmlcore.etree?  If someone installs PyXML with Python 2.5, I 
> don't think they're going to get xml.etree, which will be really confusing.  
> We can be sure that xmlcore.etree will be there.
> I'd rather not propogate the pain caused "xml" package insanity any further.

+1 for 'xmlcore.etree'.

I don't use XML very much, and it was thoroughly confusing to find that 
published XML related code didn't work on my machine, even though the stdlib 
claimed to provide an 'xml' module (naturally, the published code needed the 
full version of PyXML, but I didn't know that at the time).


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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