[XML-SIG] State of the world

Paul Prescod papresco@technologist.com
Wed, 29 Apr 1998 17:01:15 -0400

> As for the Perl XML effort we are definitely ahead. What they have so
> far is an equivalent of PyXMLTok and a non-standard grove builder (ie:
> a DOM equivalent).

Yes, but note that their grove builder is written in C++ and has been
under development for quite a while. The C++ish of it could be important
for large documents because I would expect Python objects with many
attributes to be quite large compared to their C++ equivalents.

Actually, Python on Windows can use SP as a grovebuilder and grove
manager. If only COM worked on Unix! MS junk or not, COM is useful and I
wish some Unix programmer would make GNUCOM (but somehow I'm not holding
my breath).

 Paul Prescod  - http://itrc.uwaterloo.ca/~papresco

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