Benchmark of 6 XML parsers on Linux

Dave Winer dave at
Sun May 9 19:37:36 BST 1999

Interesting article! Now I'm curious to know why Perl, Python and Java are 
so much slower than the C parsers? Don't you implement the parser in C? It 
seems like this is an important function to fully optimize or it won't 
scale. FWIW, the parser built into Frontier is fully native. No script code 
executed when parsing XML. Dave

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