[erlang-questions] XML parser that works on binaries

Joel Reymont <>
Fri Nov 23 18:09:17 CET 2007


On Nov 23, 2007, at 4:44 PM, Willem de Jong wrote:

> Why do you want a parser that works on binaries?


To minimize the memory footprint of an application, for example.  
ejabberd was a huge memory hog a year and a half ago since XML  
binaries received from the socket were converted to lists for  
processing. I was an even bigger memory hog on a x64 system for  
obvious reasons. I noticed that even then they were using an expat  
driver that could operate on binaries so they may have completed that  
conversion now.


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