[XML-SIG] Re: [Twisted-Python] Can anyone recommend a sensible XML parser for Python?

Uche Ogbuji uche.ogbuji at fourthought.com
Mon Sep 9 15:42:44 EDT 2002

> uche wrote:
> > > For the applications that I'm intending to write, just doing my own parser and
> > > API is both more appealing and more rewarding.
> > 
> > Really?  Color me deep skeptical.  I have not seen an application on earth 
> > where implementing one's own parser is a good idea, and precious few where 
> > implementing one's own API is a good idea.
> on the other hand, virtually every commercial XML python user
> I know of use their own non-pydom parser/sax-style api/dom-
> style api (with 4thought being the obvious exception, of course).

Really?  I am surprised.  I suspect the reasons for this would not be as 
straightforward as truly unique requirements.

> if I couldn't use ElementTree-like apis, I'd probably give up XML
> programming...
> (using element trees, Glyph's use case would look something like:
>     tree = deepcopy.deepcopy(template_tree)
>     for node in tree.find(pattern):
>         expand(context, node)
>     tree.write(stream)
> )

I'm not familiar with ElementTrees.  At any rate, I don't see this use case as 
very daunting, especially if you have DOM and generators.

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