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From: Daniel Wesslén (daniel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-24 08:04:36

Vladimir Prus wrote:
> Daniel Wessl?n wrote:
>> Vladimir Prus wrote:
>>> It would be pretty bad if Boost has property_tree that reads "simple" XML
>>> *and* another XML library, with different interface that has full support
>>> for XML. How am I to choose one or another library?
>> When boost gets a full XML library then the property_tree XML parser
>> could (should, IMO) be replaced with a wrapper over that one. What's the
>> problem?
> The problem is that property_tree interface is very different from W3DOM, so
> we'll have two interfaces for XML which are completely different.

It's somewhat like situation with multi_index / bimap being discussed at
the moment. Multi_index supports everything a bimap would, but its
interface is more cumbersome. I for one won't use a W3DOM-like library
if we get one, but I would happily use property_tree. I've also only
used multi_index once, and that was to use it as a bidirectional map.

Property_tree covers other areas as well as being a potential subset of
an XML library, but I still hold there is value in such a subset.

Daniel Wesslén

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