Request for Discussion: SAX 1.0 in C++

James Clark jjc at
Fri Dec 3 07:34:28 GMT 1999

"Thomas B. Passin" wrote:
> David Megginson wrote
> > Tim Bray writes:
> >
> >  > At 04:27 PM 12/2/99 -0500, David Megginson wrote:
> >  > >I'll be posting three follow-up messages on SAX/C++ to stimulate
> >  > >discussion:
> >  >
> >  > Good idea, one question.  Any way to do C at the same time? -Tim
> >
> > Sure -- is there a strong need for a common C interface, though?  We
> > already have Expat's C interface, and I don't know of anyone else in
> > that space yet.
> >
> But C is available on most _any_ platform - often for free.

So is C++ these days.

> So almost
> anyone could compile in C but not necessarily in C++.

The bigger problem is that the SAX style of interface goes over quite
naturally into C++, but would be rather awkward in C.


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