[XML-SIG] consolidation?

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Tue, 12 Sep 2000 10:43:04 -0700

michael.easter@excite.com wrote:
> Hi there,
> I have recently discovered Python and am really enjoying it (it is
> amazing!).  Having an interest in XML as well, I'm naturally interested in
> the combination of the two.
> However, from the outside, there seems to be a _lot_ of different XML tools
> for Python.  I can't help but wonder if there is too much overlap in some of
> the projects.  Is this just me, or does anyone else feel the same way?

I think that for a beginner trying to find their way through it is
probably intimidating. Nevertheless it is just the way things happen in
open source communities. Java and Perl have the same problems even
worse. I suggest that any language that does not have that problem
probably does not have an enthusiastic user community. People think
about XML processing in so many different ways that the last time I
tried to merge two projects we simply didn't have any success
communicating with each other.
 Paul Prescod - Not encumbered by corporate consensus
Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it. 
	- http://www.cs.yale.edu/homes/perlis-alan/quotes.html