> -----Original Message-----
> Erik Hofman
> Norman Vine wrote:
> > 
> http://baron.flightgear.org/pipermail/flightgear-devel/2003-Se
> I don't see the XML files as being any different then any other source file 
> and 
> source code needs to be compiled.
>I've had this in the back of my mind ever since you brought it up, but 
>not many people (including XML experts) seem to like binary XML. I'm 
>still undecided about it.

Would it be possible to have a compiled form stroed on disk, which is 
automatically regenerated on startup of FGFS based on rules similar to make. If 
the ASCII version is newer than the compiled version, rebuild the compiled 
This could be transparent to the user (they simply edit the ASCII version), it 
simply causes the startup time to be longer the next time around, but if no 
changes are made then there is no time penalty.


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