dynamic allocation file buffer

Steven D'Aprano steven at REMOVE.THIS.cybersource.com.au
Fri Sep 12 05:37:51 CEST 2008

On Thu, 11 Sep 2008 10:20:41 -0700, Aaron \"Castironpi\" Brady wrote:

> XML is the wrong word for the example I was thinking of (as was already
> pointed out in another thread).  XML is by definition sequential.

I'm pretty sure you're wrong. XML can be used for serialization, but that 
doesn't mean it is only sequential data. XML is suitable for hierarchical 
data too. To quote Wikipedia:

"As long as only well-formedness is required, XML is a generic framework 
for storing any amount of text or any data whose structure can be 
represented as a tree. The only indispensable syntactical requirement is 
that the document has exactly one root element (alternatively called the 
document element)."



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