[XML-SIG] [Fwd: Re: parsers for Palm?]

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Mon, 28 Jun 1999 12:00:50 -0400

> Expat 1.1 added a compile-time option to allow a smaller (and slightly
> slower) parser.  With this option on Win32 it compiles into a single DLL
> that compresses to 23k.  Is that too large for Palm?
> James

Wow. I didn't notice that Expat was so small now. 

I think that we should certainly move for Python 1.6 to include eXpat and
easysax. At compile time, Unix Python users could choose whether they want
small or fast. For Windows we could just make both DLLs available (though
only the small one would be built-in to the distribution). 23K for
something as significant as massively-accelarated XML seems like a small
price. Note that this 23k includes full Unicode support and is completely
Ansi C, just like Python. Also, I understand that it now supports internal
and external, general and parameter entities. In other words, almost
everything except validation!


 Paul Prescod