[XML-SIG] SAX2 in python20b1 usable?
Wed, 13 Sep 2000 22:24:42 -0400 (EDT)
>>>>> "MvL" == Martin v Loewis <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Were we premature to include the XML package in the standard
>> library? I have not used either that code or the XML package, so
>> I'm not qualified to judge. But I have heard a lot of complaints
>> about the xml package and few people have said they are happy
>> that it is there.
MvL> I haven't used this much. However, I feel all is fine if the
MvL> interface is right - the implementation itself may be terrible,
MvL> but that can be fixed in future versions.
The implementation needs to work, too! Let's optimistically say we
have a Python 2.1 release nine months after a 2.0 release. That means
that every new Python during that time will try to use the builtin XML
libraries and have problems. We could make a lot of people think
Python is a lousy language for XML processing in that time.
It may be straightforward to find the XML SIG's package and install it
on top of the standard library, but I expect most people won't go to
that trouble until after they are fairly familiar with Python.