Fred L. Drake fdrake@CNRI.Reston.Va.US
Tue, 11 Feb 1997 16:37:07 -0500 (EST)

Ka-Ping Yee wrote:
> But putting together these two ideas, why not a Python interface
> to sgmls itself?  James Clark has an API for SP, and as far as i
> know the source code is freely available.  Import that as a module,
> and you have a super-fast, robust, well-tested SGML parser to play
> with from your Python script.  (The back-ends for various output

  Yes, I've thought of this as well.  I even have a C++ source file
sitting at home where I started it once.  The catch is more one of
time availability; I really don't expect my employer to allocate any
of my time for this (these messages are already taxing my time;( ),
and a version working from nsgmls output would be a lot faster to
write & debug, especially since my C++ is getting rusty.  The faster
version could be dropped in when it becomes available at a later
  Maybe I'll take another look at going ahead and writing one or the


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