[XML-SIG] What belongs in pyXML?

Andrew Kuchling akuchlin@mems-exchange.org
Thu, 21 Feb 2002 15:11:26 -0500

On Thu, Feb 21, 2002 at 02:06:32PM +0000, Alan Kennedy wrote:
>What is the *current* purpose of pyXML? 

I don't think the PyXML package is really finished yet.  When I try to
use it for an application, I invariably find that there isn't quite
enough there -- I often have to write little snippets of code to
bridge Yet there's too much obsolete code still present in the
package, too many alternative readers with no clear indication of
which one to use, and no very friendly documentation (though I haven't
read the O'Reilly XML book yet).  In other words, it needs polishing.

I'd also like it if more people used the PyXML.cvs.sourceforge.net CVS
tree for their projects, even if they aren't destined for inclusion in
PyXML.  One irritating thing with SourceForge is that users mostly
create an entire new project for each separate thing, instead of
consolidating into a few larger projects.  For example, things like
Xerces/Xalan bindings would happily fit into the PyXML CVS, and more
of the Python XML-using community would then be aware of them.

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