[Bioperl-l] bioxml parser updates

Kris Boulez krbou@pgsgent.be
Thu, 30 Nov 2000 10:54:47 +0100

Quoting Hilmar Lapp (hlapp@gmx.net):
> Kris Boulez wrote:
> > 
> > One other question: what do people feel about the need for a non-CPAN
> > program (expat) that is needed to get the XML modules to run.
> > 
> Really a program? I don't really know what this is all about and why
> there have to be so many different modules for parsing XML (I thought
> all you need is a SAX parser and a DOM parser, and that's it; has a
> 'standard' method for parsing XML already evolved in the Perl
> community?). Nonetheless, the Expat-distribution is supposed to be
> included in full in the XML::Parser distribution, according to the
> README of that (which came with an rpm of the binary dist.).

Expat apparently doesn't come with XML-Parser (I downloaded v 2.30).
From the README

  Differences from Version 2.29
  Expat is no longer included with this package. It must now be already
  installed on your system as a library. You may download the library
  version of expat from http://sourceforge.net/projects/expat/. After
  downloading, expat must be configured (an automatic script does this),
  built and installed.