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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: documentation as info

From: Andrew Suffield
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: documentation as info
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 22:30:23 +0100
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On Tue, Sep 16, 2003 at 12:51:43PM -0700, Tupshin Harper wrote:
> Andrew Suffield wrote:
> >XML docbook, now that's ugly.
> >
> >Docbook _is_ verbose, and the solution to this is the set of
> >contraction features which sgml has and xml does not.
> > 
> >
> Or use an editor that removes the need to interact with the verbosity. 
> The lack of contraction features is one reason that XML has proliferated 
> in a way that SGML never did. It makes it *much* easier to write an XML 
> parser, and also makes the parsing much faster. A worthwhile tradeoff.

If you want to make parsing efficient, why in hades are you using XML?
Use some sort of compiler instead.

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