[mercury-users] Sluggish XML parsing

Michael Day mikeday at corplink.com.au
Tue Dec 26 14:08:44 AEDT 2000

> The reason that compiling is so slow is that the production for `letter'
> works on Unicodes rather than just chars, so the production looks something
> like:

Hmm yes I saw that, but xml.parse.chars seemed to compile faster than
xml.parse, which was the real problem. (Generated a C file that took gcc
200+ Mbs of RAM and several hours to compile, too...)

Any idea about the runtime performance issues?

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of turkey and other appropriate cliches).


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