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Re: Fixing what's broke

  • From: "Pete Cordell" <petexmldev@codalogic.com>
  • To: "Max Toro" <maxtoroq@gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2010 15:54:39 -0000

Re:  Fixing what's broke
Original Message From: "Max Toro"
> On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 11:48 AM, Pete Cordell  wrote:
>> Original Message From: "Max Toro"
>>>> I've put in a number of posts what I think the benefits of the change
>>>> are. I
>>>> also think that in a mobile and wireless world, especially where we 
>>>> have
>>>> small intelligent devices like body area networks, zigbee and, in the
>>>> future, corn flake packets telling us when they're empty that we can't
>>>> just
>>>> assume that memory is free, and bandwidth unlimited.
>>>> What do you see as the benefits of always insisting that everyone does
>>>> <trajectory:initialVelocityVarianceCoefficient>1</trajectory:initialVelocityVarianceCoefficient>?
>>> application/x-www-form-urlencoded and JSON are more condensed
>>> representations, if that's what you are looking for.
>>> If you change XML to fit every possible use case it's going to make it
>>> worse.
>> Worse in what way?
> More complex to understand.

I'm afraid I don't buy that.  It's always worth being aware of incremental 
complexity, but this is nothing compared to what you have to understand to 
write code these days.  If it saved you having to understand 
application/x-www-form-urlencoded and JSON as well then it's actually easier 
to understand.

Pete Cordell
Codalogic Ltd
Interface XML to C++ the easy way using C++ XML
data binding to convert XSD schemas to C++ classes.
Visit http://codalogic.com/lmx/ or http://www.xml2cpp.com
for more info

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