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From: Matthias Troyer (troyer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-24 07:55:21

On Saturday, November 23, 2002, at 01:34 AM, Augustus Saunders wrote:

[ lots of very interesting comments deleted]
> One last thought on the
> multiple format problem: it may be wiser to standardize all
> serialization on XML and rely on XSLT to transform into all the
> different formats we might want.

As I just mentioned in another post, this works well as long as you
have very small data sets, but will cause huge performance problems
once you get into gigabyte-sized archives (which are currently actually
considered "small" in scientific computing where people for LHC at CERN
talk about petabytes/day)


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