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Re^2: XML parsing vs regex

by Your Mother (Bishop)
on May 13, 2013 at 22:07 UTC ( #1033368=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: XML parsing vs regex
in thread XML parsing vs regex

What makes you say parsing is slower? I would expect XML::LibXML to be faster than manual file handling + regular expressions. While I have no benchmarks, neither have I made any assertions. :P

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Re^3: XML parsing vs regex
by space_monk (Chaplain) on May 14, 2013 at 05:35 UTC

    Its an assumption, I grant you, but I think I'm on safe ground when I think that building a DOM tree out of a document, followed by an XPath search is very likely to be more time consuming than a single regex pass. ;-)

    I would be curious to see how close various approaches get though, so if anyone is willing to benchmark say LibXML, XML::Twig and regex, I would like to see the results

    If you spot any bugs in my solutions, it's because I've deliberately left them in as an exercise for the reader! :-)

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