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Re: •Re: Re: Data::XDumper

by demerphq (Chancellor)
on Feb 16, 2003 at 17:08 UTC ( #235749=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to •Re: Re: Data::XDumper
in thread Data::XDumper

So, if the problem is that Data::Dumper dumps some structures wrong, then submit a patch to Data::Dumper, rather than inventing something different that a lot of people won't know about and leaving the buggy code in a core distribution.

The same could be said of YAML and of Data::Dump and of Data::BFDump and of Data::DumpXML.

Actually of them all Data::Dumper is the most accurate. (Data::BFDump is more accurate, but im not sure which version I have on CPAN. I think the one there is broken. Ive been meaning to update it for quite a while.)

YAML is IMO the most broken. I have done comparison tests and it fails more than everything else. Please dont recommend YAML to people without a big caveat that it shouldnt be used on self referential structures.

Ps: You once said more or less the same thing to me about eval(). :-)

• Update:  
Point taken about reinventing the wheel though. If you are going to do so, you need to put a lot of work in to make it really a better wheel.

• Update:  
Minor typographical changes.


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