[XML-SIG] SAX2 in python20b1 usable?

Jeremy Hylton jeremy@beopen.com
Wed, 13 Sep 2000 22:24:42 -0400 (EDT)

>>>>> "MvL" == Martin v Loewis <martin@loewis.home.cs.tu-berlin.de> 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.