[XML-SIG] Two pyexpat questions
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
Fri, 25 Aug 2000 14:10:44 -0400 (EDT)
I have two questions about the pyexpat module.
1. The module actually defines a sub-module, pyexpat.errors, which
provides a number of constants that give the error numbers
reported by Expat. Does this really need to be a separate module?
One issue with the way this is defined is that you can't say
unless you've also done an "import pyexpat" already (which was an
improvement over not being able to import it at all, as in the
original code). How much objection would there be to make it a
2. Guido sees the pyexpat module as part of the "new XML order" for
Python (my description), and I agree. He'd like it to be
importable as xml.parsers.expat instead of pyexpat. This would
break code, but I'm not sure how much. Would this be terribly
objectionable if pyexpat became _expat, and xml/parsers/expat.py
contained something like:
"""Really useful docstring..."""
from _expat import *
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at beopen.com>
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