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Re: "Binary XML" proposals

On Tue, 10 Apr 2001, Christian Nentwich wrote:

> But isn't also true that you do not have to do this with a proper binary
> format, and are therefore accessing fewer characters, in which case your
> code will be faster? Probably not by a huge amount but it should be
> faster.

It definitely should be faster. The difference was probably due to levels
of tuning. Oleg's parser might have used regular expressions as opposed to
a hand-tuned parsing state machine, for example; implementing and
maintaining the latter isn't much fun :-(

> Christian


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