I’m off to release an internal XML conversion script. I began using Hpricot, but after hearing good things about LibXML, decided to switch to that. Here’s a benchmark:
real 0m11.692s user 0m11.497s sys 0m0.188s
… for Hpricot versus…
real 0m6.441s user 0m6.258s sys 0m0.177s
… for LibXML
So that’s almost twice as fast. Nice to know.