[XML-SIG] Finding _xmlplus in Python 2.3a2

Uche Ogbuji uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com
Sun, 02 Mar 2003 22:40:57 -0700

> I think that popular C libraries tend to achieve a higher level of
> compatibility than Python's XML libraries do.

Hmm.  This is a judgment call that I cannot agree with.  Just look at the API 
level updates in the RPM repository for any popular C library in RedHat, say.  
You'll see that thre is a lot of churn in those waters.  Debian is no 
exception, as I found in my sojourn in Debian waters.

Remember where the phrase "DLL hell" comes from: version skew in C libraries 
on Windows.  Reflect that popular UNIX systems from Solaris to Linux are just 
as notorious for ".so dependency hell".

So can we do a better job with PyXML?  Perhaps.  But do we compare unfavorably 
with many C libraries?  I find it very hard to credit that.

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