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

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Sun Jun 11 12:09:39 CEST 2006

Fred L. Drake, Jr. wrote:

> 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 think it would be unfortunate if an external, mostly unmaintained 
package could claim absolute ownership of the xml package root.

how about tweaking the xml loader to map "xml.foo" to "_xmlplus.foo" 
only if that subpackage really exists ?


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