|Think about Loose Coupling
Re^3: XML parserby toma (Vicar)
|on Nov 30, 2007 at 08:45 UTC
Do you want the output file to have the same order of XML tags as the input file?
I built an automated test equipment (ATE) configuration and test system using XML::Simple, but I didn't like it because it changed the order of the XML tags between the input and the output. I switched from XML::Simple to XML::Twig and solved this problem.
After doing this, I thought that maybe XML is not so great for this type of application. I wanted human-readable files that were also easy to parse with a computer. I also wanted to add tags in the future without breaking old files. XML seemed like the right choice but it was not so easy to achieve these goals. Recently I have tried YAML with the same goals, but this has not been so great, either. I am still looking for a better solution.
Now I think I should use something like YAML, but I should write my own parser.
It should work perfectly the first time! - toma