Subject: Re: [boost] [GSOC] XML library of Boost
From: Amos Ji (jmc891205_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-04-28 17:16:06
2013/4/29 Marshall Clow <mclow.lists_at_[hidden]>
> On Apr 28, 2013, at 12:11 PM, Andrey Semashev <andrey.semashev_at_[hidden]>
> > On Monday 29 April 2013 02:08:01 Amos Ji wrote:
> >> Hi All,
> >> I'm a graduate student from Fudan University in China. And I hope to
> >> contribute some code to Boost during the GSOC.
> >> I've scanned the idea page. The ideas in the page are all very
> >> and challenging. But what I'm interested in most is XML library, which
> >> at the bottom of page. I think the XML format is the most popular
> >> for storing information so it's important for Boost to have a good XML
> >> library.
> > Agreed, a good and fast XML library would be most useful.
> Yes, yes, please. I would add "with a good native C++ interface".
> Get the interface right first.
What does "native C++ interface" mean?
Are the other libraries in Boost are not allowed to use?
> >> In my opinion, an XML parser must be able to do these things:
> >> 1. To Iterate over DOM nodes tree;
> >> 2. To access the values of nodes and their attributes quickly;
> >> 3. To insert or delete nodes or attribute of an exact node easily;
> >> 4. To generate new XML from the structure which stores XML in the
> >> library.
> > IMHO, support for SAX is also mandatory. I would even say that SAX
> should be
> > the first and the primary thing to be implemented in Boost.XML, as DOM
> can be
> > added later on top of it if the time for GSOC allows.
> > You also listed support for encodings in the optional features. I agree
> > it being optional with exception for Unicode. At least UTF-8 should be
> > supported from the very start. But that should not be a problem now that
> > have Boost.Locale.
> I am looking forward to seeing your design.
Thank you. I have a long way towards success.
BTW, will you mentor this XML library project?
> -- Marshall
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