Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Fri, 23 Apr 1999 15:53:06 -0500

"Fred L. Drake" wrote:
> Paul Prescod writes:
>  > If we take out parent and sibling pointers, I see know reason that a DOM
>  > implementation should be more than a few percent slower than qp_xml. In
>   I'd like to see the parent pointer kept, but I'm also fine with an
> explicit destroy() or close() method instead of those damnable
> proxies.

The problem with close() is that it is O(N) with the size of your
document, isn't it? I'm on the fence about parent pointers...maybe they
should be a construction option. They would be off by default.

>   I haven't actually needed sibling pointers, so I'm not sure I care
> about them.  They can be computed easily enough if someone wants the
> data on an "occaisional" basis.


 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself

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