[XML-SIG] Changes in pyexpat.c

Martin v. Loewis martin@loewis.home.cs.tu-berlin.de
Tue, 26 Sep 2000 23:04:54 +0200

>   Are you still supporting Python versions before 2.0?  You may want
> to be careful to test using 1.5.2 if so; I think the Python files in
> the Python CVS tree use string methods in some places.  We can change
> that if needed.

I'm not sure. The wstring type has been removed from CVS a while ago -
I don't know whether the package ever worked without any kind of
Unicode support. If anybody thinks 1.5.2 support based on plain
strings can be revived with reasonable effort, then I'd invest into
correcting any remaining problems. 

I know a number of places where it currently won't work with 1.5.2 -
e.g. where I put Unicode string literals into the source :-) Those can
be taken out, of course.

>   Perhaps a source comparison would help?  

I did a source comparison, and I believe it were just formatting
changes, and a restructuring of the logic. I'd appreciate a
confirmation of the kind "no, the two were equivalent", or, "how dare
you killing the foobar feature". A second eye would also help...

> I don't have time to do that today, but I don't think you're on
> *that* tight a schedule to get 0.6.1 out -- if it's available by
> next Monday everyone should be happy.  ;)

Ok. OTOH, if I get feedback on things I broke, I could well release
0.6.2 by next Monday... it's not that I'll run out of natural numbers
anytime soon :-)