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On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 9:23 PM, Alexander Gladysh <> wrote:
> Hi, list!
> I need to load some trivial XMLs into Lua data at run-time. XML-s are
> trivial, but do use UTF-8, CDATA and fancy entities, so library must
> handle them well.
> I wanted to use some luarocks-installable module, but failed to find
> one that would install on my Ubuntu box.
> Both luaexpat (which also looks too heavy for my needs) and
> lua-xmlreader (which looks stalled at version 0.1) rocks fail to build
> (I may provide bug reports if anyone interested).
> All other Lua XML bindings I know about are not listed in the
> available rocks list. (And I'd like to avoid to try them one after
> another to find they just don't work for me...)
> Is the situation with XML handling in Lua really that dire as I
> imagine it, or am I just having a bad day? What do you use to handle
> XML in Lua?

We're using Parsifal (
to parse XML on an embedded device. We'll probably be writing Lua
bindings for it soon(tm).