[fpc-pascal] How to save a huge XML?

Marcos Douglas md at delfire.net
Thu Jun 20 23:34:06 CEST 2013

On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 12:57 PM, Graeme Geldenhuys
<graeme at geldenhuys.co.uk> wrote:
> On 19/06/13 13:17, Marcos Douglas wrote:
>> Yes, but my client wants XML... another process will use it.
> If the "another process" is also under your control, then maybe you can
> educate the client about not using XML. Yes, I know that is a tall order
> - some client are idiots and just go with flashy words they heard
> elsewhere, and think it must be a requirement.

No. Other software will read this file and is out of my control.

> Your only [sane] alternative would then be to NOT use TXMLDocument, pray
> that your XML format isn't too complex, then use TFileStream (or
> something similar), and generate the XML lines one by one, using simple
> string concatenation or Format() statements etc.

Yes, I did like that.
The code is not pretty, but it works much faster.

Marcos Douglas

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