Why is xml.dom.minidom so slow?

Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters mertz at gnosis.cx
Fri Jan 3 04:01:28 CET 2003

"Bjorn Pettersen" <BPettersen at NAREX.com> wrote previously:
|As a test, I tried building my own tree directly from the Expat events.
|This was about 4 times faster (2.89 accts/sec), but still far from fast
|enough...  I'm starting to think a custom C++ parser might be...

PyExpat is pretty darn fast.  I would be quite surprised if you could do
several times better with a custom C++ parser.  You might take a look at
RXP/PyRXP, which brags of its speed.  But even then, it claims a few
percent better than expat, not several times (albeit, with validation
added in).

Yours, Lulu...

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