Request for Discussion: SAX 1.0 in C++

roddey at roddey at
Mon Dec 13 19:38:50 GMT 1999

>> 11) The class names (since we can't afford to use C++ namespaces) should
>> expanded to include a SAX prefix to avoid clashes. So SAXParser and
>> SAXLocator and SAXAttributeList and so on.
>Is it true that C++ namespaces are still a problem on any platform?  I
>know that they actually do work under Windows, and the newer EGCS/GCC
>have supported them for a while for all *nix variants (including
>Linux) -- is it the Mac that doesn't have a proper C++ compiler yet?

Unfortunately, a number of the compilers supported by XML4C have no
namespace support, no bool support, limited template support, no mutable
member support, etc...

Dean Roddey
Software Weenie
IBM Center for Java Technology - Silicon Valley
roddey at

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