Opinions on SMF

John Marino dragonflybsd at marino.st
Mon Sep 9 23:36:39 PDT 2013

On 9/10/2013 07:39, james wrote:
> On 09/09/2013 23:21, John Marino wrote:
>> 5) XML is parsed faster than YAML or JSON. It's superior that way.
>> Maybe we are talking milliseconds here but...
> Since when was XML parsed faster than JSON?
> Compliant XML parsing has a whole lot of complexity that JSON does not have.

Here's an article where at least somebody tried to compare them

Here's another one comparing XML, JSON and YAML against each other:

It shows differing results showing (JSON < YAML <<<< XML)

But neither test is particularly useful, one was glued with PHP, the
other Python, and we don't see examples or sizes of the data files.

I shouldn't have brought it up.  Regardless of which why the performance
difference swings, it's not a deciding factor.


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