xmlwriter

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xmlwriter is a pure-Go library providing a procedural XML generation API based on libxml2’s xmlwriter module. The package is extensively documented at GoDoc.

Quick example:

func main() {
    b := &bytes.Buffer{}
    w := xmlwriter.Open(b)
    ec := &xmlwriter.ErrCollector{}
    defer ec.Panic()

    ec.Do(
        w.StartDoc(xmlwriter.Doc{})
        w.StartElem(xmlwriter.Elem{Name: "foo"})
        w.WriteAttr(xmlwriter.Attr{Name: "a1", Value: "val1"})
        w.WriteAttr(xmlwriter.Attr{Name: "a2", Value: "val2"})
        w.WriteComment(xmlwriter.Comment{"hello"})
        w.StartElem(xmlwriter.Elem{Name: "bar"})
        w.WriteAttr(xmlwriter.Attr{Name: "a1", Value: "val1"})
        w.WriteAttr(xmlwriter.Attr{Name: "a2", Value: "val2"})
        w.StartElem(xmlwriter.Elem{Name: "baz"})
        w.EndAllFlush()
    )
    fmt.Println(b.String())
}

xmlwriter is about twice as quick as using the stdlib’s encoding/xml and offers total control of the output. If you don’t require that level of control, it’s probably better to stick with encoding/xml

BenchmarkWriterHuge-8     	     165	   7189290 ns/op	    4944 B/op	       4 allocs/op
BenchmarkWriterSmall-8    	  299679	      4035 ns/op	    4944 B/op	       4 allocs/op
BenchmarkGolangHuge-8      	      52	  21770422 ns/op	 4324496 B/op	   60008 allocs/op
BenchmarkGolangSmall-8    	  139767	      8828 ns/op	    5936 B/op	      28 allocs/op

xmlwriter is exhaustively tested using a fairly insane mess of C scripts you can find in the tester/ directory.

License

xmlwriter uses the Apache License 2.0. I pulled in about 60 lines of code from the xml/encoding package in the Go sources and retained the copyright. Not sure the exact implications, IANAL. Please file an issue if I’ve done something wrong.

GitHub

https://github.com/shabbyrobe/xmlwriter