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Ezio,

>> We are assuming that _elementtree might be missing, but what are the cases where this might actually happen? Other implementations like PyPy? Exotic platforms that can't compile _elementtree?

I guess both. To make the stdlib work on PyPy without changes, it has to be able to load the pure Python modules in a fallback.

As for platforms that can't compile _elementtree, keep in mind that there's also expat which _elementtree uses, so it's a lot of code to compile. Python works on some embedded systems, I'm not sure all of them can compile this code.
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