[XML-SIG] Finding _xmlplus in Python 2.3a2

Uche Ogbuji uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com
Mon, 03 Mar 2003 11:40:26 -0700

> On Monday 03 March 2003 11:05 am, Rich Salz wrote:
> > > Having said that, the practicality is again in question: not just the
> > > workload, but the process of agreeing on exactly how to slice and dice
> > > PyXML.
> >
> > I think we try to force-feed the Python core as much as they'll take.
> > Like making pate' :)
> I was about to write to suggest that as much of PyXML as is practical be moved 
> into the Python distribution. I was happy to see someone proposed it first. 
> Would it be possible to get some of the useful stuff from 4suite added to the 
> Python distribution as well?

The good news on this is that we're actually approaching the long overdue 
final merge point between 4XPath/4XSLT and PyXML: i.e. 4Suite 1.0.  So we can 
probably start planning this move at least as far as 4XPath/4XSLT are 
conerned.  Note that along with these come the Domlettes and the 
XInclude/XPointer stuff.

Of course, this leads us to the likely bad news.  I think that there might be 
some resistance to all the bells and whistles we use to work all this stuff in 
4Suite.  Martin, for example, already preferred to rewrite the XPath/XPattern 
parsers in Yapps.  If the 4SUite mechanisms are not accepeted as they are, or 
close to it, I anticipate a lot of work, that we might not be able to find 
contributors for.

> It's getting down to the wire on the 2.3 release. Perhaps it would be a good 
> idea to raise the subject on python-dev.

I'd like to just get a round of thoughts from the others on this thread first. 
 Then I'll volunteer to broach the topic on python-dev.  AT least I'll talk 
about swallowing SAX and DOM-minus-4DOM.  I think talk of swallowing 4XPath, 
4XSLT or aught else from 4Suite 1.0 is probably a topic for later on, on 
python-dev, though fair discussion here right now.

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