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- From: "Rick Jelliffe" <email@example.com>
- To: "ML XMLDev" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 13:33:31 +1100
From: Tim Bray <email@example.com>
>At 07:03 PM 1/17/99 +1100, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
>>The Desparate Perl Hacker (DPH) is certainly a good class of user for
>>XML to support. But being a DPH in a commercial company is probably a
>>sign of management or technical incompetence somewhere.
>I couldn't disagree with the that any more. One of the major wins in
>using XML is that you can put existing data to work for new,
>purposes. One good way to achieve this is with the use of script-ware
We are not disagreeing! I am not saying that scripting languages are
I said the DPH is a good class of users to support.
I am merely saying that
* Perl, and
are not benchmarks of competence, especially in combination. For
in Perl it is easy to write unmaintainable programs. Without management
technical discipline to enforce coding guidelines Perl encourages or
>Scripting languages, such as perl, python, Omnimark, Frontier, etc,
>are often the right tools for the job.
Yes. I have used OmniMark for 6 years, and highly recommend it.
I assume you're aware that
>pretty well every one of these now has a real XML processor and
>really handles XML syntax correctly. -Tim
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