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Re: Some XML Questions

From: Sam TH <sam_at_uchicago.edu>
Date: 2001-02-02 19:26:36 CET

On Fri, Feb 02, 2001 at 08:52:24AM -0600, Karl Fogel wrote:
> Re expat-lite vs tracking expat:
> The minute we need something expat-lite doesn't give us, we should
> upgrade and probably start tracking the live expat. But to do so
> before then would be fixing what's not broken, and that always risks
> causing bugs. There's no point making trouble for ourselves.

Well, I never did like taking no for an answer. How about this:

CVS expat is consistently 20-30% faster than expat-lite. This is
based on the benchmark for XML parsers available at

I did some hackery to get this to test differnet versions of expat,
and the test harness doesn't work, but i have two binaries on my
machine, one of which is significantly and consistently faster.

Does that change anyone's opinion?

And, just to note, I don't advocate tracking expat in the same way APR
is tracked. I think we should just import current CVS expat (modulo
the few patches I wrote for it this morning).
        sam th
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