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Re: [xml-dev] parsing markup with Perl

On Sun, Feb 9, 2014 at 5:03 AM, Arjun Ray <arjun.ray@verizon.net> wrote:
> [Default] On Sat, 08 Feb 2014 14:43:46 +0000, Michael Kay
> <mike@saxonica.com> wrote:
> | I get the impression that Perl programmers use regexes as their
> | preferred way of performing almost any task,
> Not preferred.  Natural.  This is because regexes are basic to most
> text-processing tasks.  Perl took regexes from AWK (which got the idea
> from SNOBOL and other precursors, as to the centrality and ubiquity of
> pattern matching) and flew with them.
> | whereas in most other languages it's something people turn to
> | after considering other options.
> Mainly because other languages were not aimed at text (or flat file)
> processing to begin with as a primary consideration.

Stating the obvious here but it needs to be repeated lest we are all
labelled Perl haters.

Markup is not text.

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