[FoRK] Now with magic pixie dust!

Gavin Thomas Nicol gtn at rbii.com
Fri May 21 14:13:14 PDT 2004


On Friday 21 May 2004 05:01 pm, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> * can we parse this into a compact representation?
> * so compact compression is not worth it?
> * quickly, with hardware support? small/fast as FPGA?
> * serialize into bytecode (or at least endedness-proofed, to be hauled over
> wire) * can we translate XML into SEXP when binary, efficiently so?
>
> Maybe trivial, maybe not

Yawn.

There are a few (mostly optional) things in XML that make parsing non-trivial 
in the general (such as support for general entities/DTD's) but for plain 'ol 
WF XML, pretty trivial, even in hardware, especially with some of the newer 
tools for hacking FPGA.


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