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   Re: [xml-dev] Pushing all the buttons

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On Sun, 2003-09-21 at 21:58, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
> Tim Bray wrote:
> > It's paranoid to think that some malefic Infoworld writer would 
> > assemble a story entirely out of elements designed to irritate me.  A 
> > fair-minded person would, I guess, shut up and see if this bears 
> > fruit, so I will.
> Why irritating? We all know that XML is not optimized for efficiency 
> (terseness being of minimal etc.)
> That there should be more efficient formats than XML for particular jobs 
> is no news.
> The "aha" line, however, is
>   "We believe that developers are to a large degree lazy. They find a 
> concept that they're comfortable
>   with, they take that concept, and push it to the limit," said 
> Pelegri-Llopart."
> Does anyone else read that as "Developers are stupid; how come everyone 
> doesn't have efficiency as their
> first priority?"
i'd reckon making it work is the first priority - efficiency can come

ever experienced a project fail because everyone's worried about
efficiency, speed, user interface, etc but forgotten about making it


> Cheers
> Rick Jelliffe
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