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From: Jeremy Siek (jsiek_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-09-26 22:24:58

I'd have to agree with Jeff on this. In addition, I expect it would not be
difficult to implement a much higher performance parser using modern C++
style instead of Java-style C++.

On Wed, 26 Sep 2001, Jeff Garland wrote:
jeff> I have a lot of respect for the Apache tools, but I would
jeff> still like to see boosters look at building XML parsing tools.
jeff> XML is being used extensively on many projects. The main
jeff> problem with xerces-c implementation is that it is a JAVA
jeff> implementation remapped to C++. To maximize portability they
jeff> avoid 'difficult' C++ features like templates. Needless to
jeff> say things get ugly fast with all sorts of nasty casting and
jeff> character conversions. In fact, I would be all for XML
jeff> parsing tools that don't follow SAX or DOM interfaces at all,
jeff> but just provide a library that uses the C++ standard library
jeff> or extensions thereof.
jeff> Jeff

 Jeremy Siek
 Ph.D. Student, Indiana Univ. B'ton email: jsiek_at_[hidden]
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