On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 12:22 PM, Eric Hellman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I think you'd have a very hard time demonstrating any speed advantage to
> MARC over MARCXML. XML parsers have been speed optimized out the wazoo; If
> there exists a MARC parser that has ever been speed-optimized without
> serious compromise, I'm sure someone on this list will have a good story
> about it.
I'll take MarcEdit over a XML parser for MARCXML any day. For a benchmark
test, try roundtripping a million records. Unless I've been messing with the
wrong stuff, the differences are dramatic.