On 2012-04-22, at 1:00 PM, rpg400-l-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Otherwise, the XML parser would have to start by running through every
level of the document and setting the appropriate variables. That's a
lot of overhead, and I think I'm okay that it doesn't do that by
default. As noted, you can clear the variables yourself or initialize
them using INZ.
Not something that had occurred to me - but it makes perfect sense Joe.
I've been suggesting since this support came out folks they should use a count for any optional element. This is important because you can't always rely in initialization. For example INZ is not an option when %Handler is in use and while the V6 increases in variable sizes reduce the number of times when you have to use %Handler there are still times when you need it. If you get into the practice of coding counts for optional elements you've always got something to fall back on.
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