Re: XML Sucks
Mike Kozlowski <mlk@k...> writes: >> Spot on. I certainly remember feeling a similar sentiment when I >> began using Ant. I want to write my Ant buildfiles in "Ant", not in >> "XML". > > That's precisely what I don't want to do. The best thing about XML > configuration files is that I already know the syntax -- I don't > need to remember whether it's #, //, or ; that marks a comment, > whether I need a special character at the end of every line, what > character I use to quote strings, how I do escaping, or anything. It's a good point -- a standard syntax does have advantages you mention. I just find that XML is cumbersome to enter, and often difficult to read. > With XML files, the syntax is standard and universal. Sure -- its strength and its weakness, I suppose. As far as I'm concerned, it's more of a weakness when I have to type it in with my own fingers. > (Plus, XML-aware editors make it easy to only view the parts of a > large configuration file that matter to me, while ignoring the > uninteresting parts.) Another good point. Cheers, Paul -- Paul Jensen <psj@f...>
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