Re: commit -- autoconf changes

Subject: Re: commit -- autoconf changes
From: Paul Rohr (
Date: Fri Apr 20 2001 - 17:41:46 CDT

At 02:10 PM 4/16/01 +0500, Vlad Harchev wrote:
> I think it would be nice if we were searching for libxml2 first - it's much
>mature and featurefull parser than expat, and it has functionality critical
>for CJK users (ability to support their encodings in xml files). Are there
>good reasons to try expat first?

Yeah. For starters, expat runs and is supported on all our platforms.
AFAIK, libxml is Unix-specific.

The autoconf builds are also Unix-specific for the moment, but I know that
Sam's dying to prove to me that we can switch all of our platforms to
autoconf. ;-)


PS: The original author of expat, James Clark, is a legend in the XML
community. I'm suprised to see anyone calling his work "less mature".

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