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RE: Perl & XML

by mirod (Canon)
on Nov 06, 2000 at 21:59 UTC ( #40202=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl & XML

Hey, time for a shameless plug!

You can have a look at What's wrong with Perl and XML? for my opinion on the subject. (you may also want to check the Forum for various, often opposite, views)

To sum it up I would just say that XML and Java are a much better cultural fit than Perl and XML. Whitout even discussing the technical merits of both languages for XML processing, the kind of environment where XML is used is often much more Java-oriented than Perl-oriented.

Which does not mean that Perl cannot be used to process XML, PerlMonks uses XML quite a lot (User nodes info xml generator, Newest Nodes XML Generator., the ChatterBox client...

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