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Re: "Binary XML" proposals

>   In order to demonstrate it, I compared that module with 'XML::Parser'.
> I took ~1000 XML files in sum ~40 Mb. Result is: general-purpose XML parser
> is faster than pyx parser. By the way, XML::Parser was also converting
> content of file to utf8.

It escapes me how code that has to eliminate whitespace, find element
boundaries, match closing elements, etc. can be faster than your code. 

... a binary format can even eliminate well-formedness checks ... 

So I will simply attribute it to /dev/hands then :)