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Re: sysinst split project - The Configuration File

On 12/14/09 23:32, David Young wrote:


Most of the existing XML tools are too CPU- and memory-intensive, I
agree, but NetBSD happens to be the center for improvements.  Producing
a lightweight alternative for XML processing was the concern of a NetBSD
GSoC 2009 project that I mentored.  Xmlgrep, for search/extraction
on XML streams, is very usable, and a program called xmlsed, for
transforming XML streams, is under development.  By design, xmlgrep
is FAST and it uses memory conservatively.  Furthermore, the xmlgrep
binary and its light dependencies are quite a bit smaller than you might

% ls -l `which xmlgrep`
-rwxr-x---  1 dyoung  wasabi   47K Nov 16 17:57 
% ldd `which xmlgrep`
        -lexpat.1 =>  /usr/pkg/lib/
        -lc.12 =>  /usr/lib/
% ls -l /usr/pkg/lib/
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root    wheel   155K Jun 18  2008 /usr/pkg/lib/

Woot, that's fairly smaller than the tools I have to use at work. They are closer to MB in size :o (written in Java; it doesn't help here). I thought that libexpact was bigger.

Same goes for computation I guess? With a lightweight XPath/XSLT 2.0 processor for GSOC 2010 ;) ?

Jean-Yves Migeon

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