[XML-SIG] Py-ish PySax Suggestion #2
Tue, 27 Apr 1999 07:35:42 -0600
> > I don't have a big problem with this, but I'll bet it gives fits to those
> > about these parts who are very concerned with every last bit of run-time speed.
> For better or worse I think those people have already abandoned SAX.
> Actually, the proposal doesn't slow anything down: if you need the speed
> of a single startElement method, you just override it and go. Existing SAX
> clients should be exactly as fast as they are today.
> > And indeed, since this is so easily achieved under the current PySAX, is there
> > really a need to enforce the meta-programming?
> It isn't so much enforcing it as making it accessible and "standard." It
> can help usability to make common idioms a part of the library or even
All true. And given that, I do think it's a useful conventional idiom for
many SAX apps, excluding DOM building, of course.
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