[mercury-users] Sluggish XML parsing

Michael Day mikeday at corplink.com.au
Sun Dec 24 18:15:18 AEDT 2000

> is it not possible to run Conway's parser without the checking? it
> would be interesting to see the difference

I don't believe so. I'll have to try profiling it to see where it's
spending all its time, might give a better idea of where the slow down is
coming from.

> at one point I was using higher order parser combinators (not for xml)
> but I could never get it to run with any decent speed. I was never
> sure if there was some inherent problem with the higher order stuff or
> just insufficient hacking on my part

It certainly seems to give the compiler a kick in the teeth anyway, as far
as memory usage and compile times go.


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