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   Re: UNIX pipes, XML processing

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  • From: Matt Sergeant <matt@sergeant.org>
  • To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 16:02:48 +0100 (BST)

On Tue, 25 Jul 2000, Simon St.Laurent wrote:

> From http://www.bell-labs.com/history/unix/philosophy.html:
> >As McIlroy described it, "the philosophy that everyone started 
> >to put forth was 'Write programs that do one thing and do it 
> >well. Write programs to work together. Write programs that 
> >handle text streams, because that is a universal interface.'"
> I know this has come up on this list before, but it's very nice description
> of how XML processing might work.  We get the benefit of structured and
> labelled text, which I think makes it easier to work with, but I hope we
> can let a bit of this kind of philosophy seep into our development.

Well there's already the very useful PYX processors out there, and I'm
sure PaulT will chime in with something undecipherable about Ux here ;-)


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