[Pipet Devel] better link to Python-XML

Rahul Jain rahul at photino.sid.rice.edu
Thu Feb 4 11:29:02 EST 1999

On Thu, 4 Feb 1999, J.W. Bizzaro wrote:

> Here is a link to the Python-XML "home page", which I guess is difficult to find
> from the XML-SIG page I wrote about earlier:
>     http://www.python.org/topics/xml/index.html
> See, lots of XML stuff for Python :-)

My reason for wanting to use Perl in specific parts of the software are
not because of a lack of support in Python for specific libraries, but
because of the purpose of the language. Perl is *designed* for processing
text, Python is like a normal programming language, designed for
If we have all of our communication between the various tools in pure XML,
we can use any language we want for the tools. As for C, that should
really only be used in the processor-intensive routines, most of which
would be called from the Python scripts (as they are handling the 
Perl would only be use when we want to input text and manipulate it into
another text format, e.g. my project, the web interface. That is something
where the sloppiness of Perl becomes useful and almost essential. In
Python, the project is doable, but not nearly as easy because Python
wasn't meant to do all of this stuff, or at least not as much as Perl was
meant to do it.

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