On Wednesday, 24 August 2016 at 09:31:44 UTC, Lodovico Giaretta
I'm pleased to announce that my GSoC project, a replacement for
the outdated std.xml, is now a Phobos PR!  It is an (almost
complete) mirror of my repository , which is also available
on DUB .
I would like to thank my mentor Robert burner Schadek for his
great support and everybody who already gave some feedback
during these months.
The PR is not meant for immediate merging. Some things still
need improvement (docs/unittests/...) while others will come in
a second iteration (advanced DTD handling). It is meant to for
some reviews, focusing mainly on the design and usability of
In the PR description you will find all the details, including
a nice "wishlist" of things that I found missing in D during
the development and some open questions.
So, if you have any consideration/suggestion, drop a line here
or on the PR, and if you find bugs, don't hesitate to file an
issue on the issue tracker of my repository.
Thank you very much!
I like the new cursor API very much since it enables new use
cases that are were hard to do with the old API. Thanks for your
Examples are a bit scares. I like the way Phobos documents every
functions with an unittest/example. I'm all for that!
Another thing I encountered some days ago was that the default
error handler is using asserts to signal error.
It is not obvious from the API that you're required to have a
Use exceptions instead of asserts. This way it is recoverable in
the default use case.
Require a error handler in the constructor.