[XML-SIG] efficiency? (was: SAX Namespaces)
Thu, 6 Jul 2000 15:25:36 -0700
On Thu, Jul 06, 2000 at 12:45:22PM -0400, Fred L. Drake, Jr. wrote:
> > 5. Pyexpat delivers the attributes as a list. Python 1.7 might just wrap
> > the pyexpat data structure as a sequence rather than copying the
> > attributes out (admittedly, more research is needed...!)
> If this really is an efficiency problem, then perhaps creating a
> highly efficient AttributeList implementation in C is worth the
> effort, otherwise, something that allows random access to attributes
> by name (such as the AttributeList) in Python is fine. Lists of
> attributes seem really hard to work with.
I don't believe that an efficiency problem exists in there. We are simply
mapping some Expat data over to Python data. Straight-forward.
I certainly would not want to see a C-based attribute handling thingy.
Python has rich enough data structures -- this stuff can go right over the
wall into Python without the need for wrapping it.
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/