James Edward Gray II wrote:
> The series is an interesting read.  Tim's pretty focused on the  
> character based parsing and in my experience that's always death in  
> Ruby.  It's the primary reason the standard CSV library is so slow,  for 
> example.

Pardon my naet but why isn't the answer to make libxml, wrapped in a 
Rubyonic high-level API, part of stdlib? Stable, fast, and it wouldn't 
be the first Ruby extension in stdlib.

Devin
(Not that I'm criticizing anybody for not doing this. I'm certainly not 
stepping up.)