[XML-SIG] Re: Finding _xmlplus in Python 2.3a2

Uche Ogbuji uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com
Sat, 08 Mar 2003 18:19:01 -0700

> Martijn Faassen <faassen@vet.uu.nl> writes:
> > One way one could solve it is by moving stuff from PyXML that are already
> > inside the Python core. That may not be desirable as development is still
> > ongoing, but surely some things are stable enough by now to stop 
> > maintaining as part of PyXML?
> There are still lots of open issues with minidom, and with expat. Fred
> Drake has recently essentially rewritten minidom, to address problems
> found by users (mainly efficiency concerns, and some correctness
> concerns). It is likely that there will be rushes of activity in the
> future again (with long periods of inactivity in-between).
> PyXML offers a great opportunity to hand out the code to users of the
> xml package; it allows to correct problems more quickly than a Python
> beta release cycle.

OK.  This was actally the issue that made me bring up he idea of a merge in 
the first place.  I figured that now that we have a Python release almost 
every six months (whether alpha, beta or full) that maybe this gives us enough 
flexibility for such bursts of activity.

I gather you think that maintaining the separate PyXML release cycle is still 

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The worry about program wizards - http://www.adtmag.com/article.asp?id=7238
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