[Python-Dev] please back out changeset f903cf864191 before alpha-2

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Sun Aug 25 02:55:40 CEST 2013

Eli Bendersky writes:

 > I'm strongly opposed to reverting [the change to ElementTree]
 > because it cleaned up messy code duplication and actually make the
 > code size smaller. While I agree that the API of incremental parsing
 > should be given another look, IncrementalParser can also be seen as
 > an implementation detail of iterparse().

Except that its API is familiar and cleaner.  Does any current
application depend on *not* doing whatever it is that the new API does
that IncrementalParser *does* do?  If not, why not keep the API of
IncrementalParser and shim the new code in under that?

 > Thus, it's probably OK to revert the documentation part of the
 > commit to not mention IncrementalParser at all,

FWIW, as somebody who can recall using ET exactly one,
IncrementalParser is what I used.

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