Jeff,

I recently ported the (freeware) Chilkat XML parser to Ruby, but it only runs
on Windows.  I'm curious to see how it performs in comparison.  Do you have
a simple example w/ data that I can use to convert to Chilkat 
XML?  I'll be happy
to write the code...

Best Regards,
Matt Fausey

At 06:33 PM 11/3/2006, you wrote:

>Tom Werner wrote:
>>Jeff Wood wrote:
>>>Does anybody have any tips on getting REXML to run faster and/or smaller ???
>>
>>If having a pure ruby parser is not a requirement and you're on 
>>*nix, then you can get great performance out of:
>>
>>http://libxml.rubyforge.org/
>>
>>It uses libxml2 for the parsing, and as such is quite speedy.
>>
>>Tom
>>
>I had to make two fixes to the source to get things to compile
>
>ruby_xml_parser.c & ruby_xml_document.c  both needed to have 
>#include "stdargs.h" included ... the compiler wasn't happy about 
>trying to deal with the va_list data type without it.
>
>But, it's compiling now ... just thought I'd pass the information 
>along for ya.
>
>After modifying my script to use the libxml binding ... it's sitting 
>@ about 220M used instead of 800+M ... ( better ) ... and does only 
>take 10-20 seconds to start iterating over data ...
>
>So, thank you for the pointer ...
>
>jd
>
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