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[REBOL] Re: data storage: object! vs. XML

From: rchristiansen:pop:isdfa:sei-it at: 23-Oct-2000 15:26

> > since the XML must be parsed into objects anyway. > > > > Is this a requirement of your app? > > I've done quite a bit of work using XML as the external data format, just > reading and parsing the XML and then using a library of functions/objects > to traverse the resulting block structure, without actually converting the > XML to objects.
Not fully decided on this yet. I imagine a parsing engine which would create the objects from the XML, creating reusable code in RAM instead of re-parsing the XML again-and-again, depending on my needs. Parsing the XML into objects would increase flexibility, no? -Ryan