Most popular libraries not in the HP

Don Stewart dons at
Thu Jul 15 18:57:09 EDT 2010

> On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 9:01 PM, Don Stewart <dons at> wrote:
>     Things we might realistically propose to add for 2011.1
>        New capabilities:
>            * Binary parsing: binary + cereal ?
> Why both? Their parallel existence and purpose is already confusing, without
> blessing the two :-)

They cover the full design space:

    * strict synchronous-error-checking 
    * lazy, asynchronous-errors
> It seems like a very minimal library to have such a canonical name. It's
> honestly hard for me to imagine that it's been battle tested against much real
> XML data or that it fulfills many of the ever so slightly esoteric needs that
> XML users tend to have, given how small it is.

Well, its popular is all. More so than HaXml at this point.
>            * Databases:      HDBC
> Is this even maintained any more?

Very much so. But it has the wrong license.

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