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Re: What is a lightweight language

On Fri, 21 Dec 2001, Paul Prescod wrote:
> Anyhow, MSXML implements far more than an XML parser. It is a COM object
> exposing SAX, DOM, XPath and XSLT. Still, there is no doubt that
> S-expressions parsers will always be smaller if only because
> S-expressions don't have to deal with any Unicode issues.

What does Unicode have to do with it? An S-expression parser written
in Java (or Jscheme) and hence using unicode would not be significantly
different from one written in C (or Scheme) for Ascii files.