[Python-3000] Making more effective use of slice objects in Py3k

Josiah Carlson jcarlson at uci.edu
Tue Aug 29 19:30:59 CEST 2006

Fredrik Lundh <fredrik at pythonware.com> wrote:
> Josiah Carlson wrote:
> > 1. Let us say I was parsing XML.  Rather than allocating a bunch of small
> > strings for the various tags, attributes, and data, I could instead
> > allocate a bunch of string views with pointers into the one larger XML
> > string.
> when did you last write an XML parser ?

Comparing what I have written as an XML parser to xml.dom, xml.sax,
ElementTree, or others, is a bit like comparing a go-kart with an
automobile.  That is to say, it's been a few years, and it was to
scratch an itch for a particular application, and no other xml parser
existed at the time for my particular applicaion, that I knew of.

Presumably by your question, you think that the particular example I've
offered is bollocks.  Sounds reasonable, I withdraw it.

 - Josiah

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