Phoenix.pm: Anyone doing Perl/XML?
Rob.Svirskas at motorola.com
Fri Mar 9 17:50:39 CST 2001
> > sysread HANDLE,my $slurp,-s HANDLE;
> Rob, have you benchmarked my $slurp = `cat $fn` ? i wanna know =)
Three words: "sick and wrong". If I were really twisted, I would try benchmarking that. Not that I would actually do that, but if I did, I would get:
Benchmark: timing 1000 iterations of evil...
evil: 494 wallclock secs (334.33 usr 135.32 sys + 2.88 cusr 141.20 csys = 0.00 CPU)
Hey, does the "0.00 CPU" mean that it didn't use the CPU at all? :-\
> And how do DSPs differ from traditional processors? What makes a DSP a DSP? I'm curious =)
I guess a DSP is a DSP 'cause it's not an ASP (my old computer engineering professor is likely screaming someplace right now).
From: Scott Walters [mailto:phaedrus at contactdesigns.com]
Sent: Friday, March 09, 2001 2:04 PM
To: 'phoenix-pm-list at happyfunball.pm.org'
Subject: RE: Phoenix.pm: Anyone doing Perl/XML?
Planning on writting a minimal XML writter and perhaps a reader that somehow (don't ask me how)
maps the data to a good relational database (ie, first 4 normals).
I haven't put too much thought into it yet (except figuring out how im going to get out of
having to do it which has so far been unsuccessful), except that I can assume the tables
will follow the tree structure of the data like this, for example: the first 3 layers of
depth will go to one table; the next 5 (lets say) layers of depth will go to another table,
that the first table relates to; the next 2 layers of depth (for example) will go to a third
table, that relates to the second table. As given attributes at a given depth change,
relational keys change.
This is an extention of a technique of report generation I use elsewhere, where as different
rows in the output of a query change, data is aggreated (ie, new column or row in a chart),
new headers are inserted, etc, etc. This has proved a great way to abstract the details of
reporting on data from arbitrary queries.
What I'm interested to know is:
0) has this been done already, or tried and prove impractical?
a) is anyone else interested in this?
I) does anyone know any good sauces that go with blueberry pasta? i seem to have blueberry pasta...
x) does the event driven model and datastructure driven models of most XML parsers seem to be
the wrong approach to anyone else?
> sysread HANDLE,my $slurp,-s HANDLE;
Rob, have you benchmarked my $slurp = `cat $fn` ? i wanna know =) And how do DSPs differ
from traditional processors? What makes a DSP a DSP? I'm curious =)
Thanks again, Doug, for hosting another worship session for us miscreants =)
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