ElementTree - Why not part of the core?

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Wed Dec 14 15:40:05 CET 2005


Istvan Albert wrote:
>>$ python
>>Python 2.5a0 (#1, Dec 12 2005, 19:26:49)
>>
>>>>import xml.etree.ElementTree as ET
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> 
> hip hip hurray!
> 
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>>http://svn.python.org/view/python/trunk/Lib/xml/etree/
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> don't know how this works, the link now seems to be:
> 
> http://svn.python.org/view/python/trunk/Lib/xmlcore/etree/
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For 2.5 the current xml namespaces will, I believe, move to xmlcore.

Compatibility code will replace the current xml package, to ensure that 
core modules not replaced by other components will still be available 
under their old names. This will allow better handling of fallbacks 
when, say, an optional C extension module is absent and it can be 
replaced by an xmlcore pure Python module.

regards
  Steve
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