[swift-users] XML parsing on Linux, with Swift 3.1
bouke at haarsma.eu
Sat Sep 9 03:24:54 CDT 2017
On 2017-09-05 06:01:55 +0000, Georgios Moschovitis via swift-users said:
> I would like to parse an RSS feed using Swift 3.1 on Linux.
> I tried to use Foundations’s XML but I only managed to get segmentation faults.
> Is this supposed to work on Linux? I have only seen examples on iOS.
> Apart from that a quick search didn’t reveal any useful XML parsing
> library compatible with Linux.
> Any suggestions?
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XMLParser is a SAX-based parser, which is optimized for memory-usage.
There's also XMLDocument, which is DOM-based and is optimized for
developer convenience. If the XML files you're reading are small, i.e.
few megabytes, DOM-based is usually the easiest way to handle such
documents. XMLDocument is also implemented in Swift-Foundation, but I
found that it was lacking too much functionality (e.g. namespacing).
The situation might be different now -- you could check the source for
Other options is to link libxml2 (C library), however that requires
much more effort on your end -- it doesn't expose high-level API's such
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