[XML-SIG] pyexpat v. xml.parsers.expat ?

Martin v. Loewis martin@loewis.home.cs.tu-berlin.de
Fri, 22 Sep 2000 22:31:13 +0200

> Yeah, well, expat ships with Mozilla, Apache, some versions of Perl and
> some versions of TCL. If we all chose the "obvious" name you'd end up with
> four expat.dll's on a fairly typical Windows machine.

Well, ours would be expat.pyd, of course. And it would have the expat
library statically linked, so no additional DLL would be required.

It appears that those building binary distributions could even
integrate pyexpat and the expat library into python20.dll, as long as
they include a notice that expat is available in source, and point to
the MPL. Since they have to do this anyway (according to the MPL, as
they distribute a Larger Work), I see absolutely no reason for expat
to live in a DLL on Windows.