[OSM-dev] SAX XML parsing recommendations?

Immanuel Scholz immanuel.scholz at gmx.de
Mon Jul 10 21:57:07 BST 2006


> REXML (Ruby): seems to work, but takes a long time (27 hours to get the UK
> out of the April planet.osm.

Yiik! I use REXML for little-osm (in
svn.openstreetmap.org/utils/little-osm) and it "only" takes 6 MB of memory
and take about 2 hours to read the april's planet.osm (it cannot read the
newest, since it contain broken ways).

JOSM uses MinML2, which is reasonable fast, but in Java. ;-) The source
for this parser is in

> Ideally it would be in php, ruby, c++ but I'm willing to try anything....

The server code uses libxml somewhere to create XML data. Maybe you get it
to work for SAX parsing...

Ciao, Imi

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