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Posted 21 Dec 2004

Parsing XML in C++ using the YARD Parser

, 21 Dec 2004
Provides a set of tools for building XML parsers in C++ using the YARD recursive descent parser.
// (C) Copyright Chrstopher Diggins 2004 
// Distributed under the Boost Software License, Version 1.0. (See accompanying
// file LICENSE_1_0.txt or copy at
// Disclaimer: Not a Boost library


#include <time.h>
#include <fstream>

class TimeIt {
    TimeIt() { mnStart = GetTickCount(); };      
    ~TimeIt() { printf("time elapsed (msec): %d\n", GetMSecElapsed()); };
    int GetMSecElapsed() { return GetTickCount() - mnStart; }; 
    int GetTickCount() { return int(double(clock()) * 1000 / CLOCKS_PER_SEC); };
    int mnStart;

unsigned int GetFileSize(const char* sFileName) 
  std::ifstream f;;
  if (!f.good()) { return 0; }
  std::ifstream::pos_type begin_pos = f.tellg();
  f.seekg(0, std::ios_base::end);
  return f.tellg() - begin_pos;

char* AllocFromFile(const char* sFileName) 
  unsigned int n = GetFileSize(sFileName);   
  if (n == 0) return NULL;
  char* ret = static_cast<char*>(calloc(n + 1, 1));
  if (ret == NULL) return NULL;
  std::ifstream f;;, n);
  return ret;   


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Christopher Diggins
Software Developer Autodesk
Canada Canada
This article was written by Christopher Diggins, a computer science nerd who currently works at Autodesk as an SDK specialist.

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