> Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 23:08:38 +0000
> From: Dr Robert Sanderson <[log in to unmask]>
> On Wed, 15 Dec 2004, Adam Dickmeiss wrote:
> > Mike Taylor wrote:
> >>> From: "LeVan,Ralph" <[log in to unmask]>
> You guys must have absolutely blinding transformation engines if
> you're worried about the time it takes to instantiate a URI object.
No, Ralph's time overhead is, if I properly understand, to do with
repeatedly setting up and tearing down the underlying TCP/IP
connection (and, as like as not, most of _that_ time is spend in
hostname lookup). The fix is to get, or write, a better HTTP GET
> I haven't done any serious profiling, but my expectation is that
> I'll find something pretty similar to Adam -- the amount of work to
> parse the SOAP XML outweighs anything else, assuming that the search
> isn't expensive (title > a) and the records don't need to be
> transformed before returning them (MarcXML -> MODS).
I am sure this is true in all implementation that don't abuse the
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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