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Re: [xml-dev] parsing markup with Perl

On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 9:31 AM, Shlomi Fish <shlomif@shlomifish.org> wrote:


>  Furthermore, like
> Curtis "Ovid" Poe (another Perl developer and writer) noted in a blog post, the
> natural conclusion of using the absolutely best tool for the job is having a
> polyglot (or maybe https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/mishmash is the word )
> codebase written in 10 or even 20 different programming languages, which will
> take a lot of knowledge to fully study and understand.

Well Curtis is touting a false dichotomy. You don't need the
absolutely the best but you do need something that is fit for purpose
in the domain that is the object of concern.

Domain specific language vs Domain specific language masquerading as a
possibly non-(standard|compatible|interoperable|performant|optimized)
domain specific library in a general purpose language.

Choose as your poison the one that is less likely to make you sick/die.

> Perfect is often the
> enemy of good.

Very true but often used as an excuse to unnecessarily implement crap.

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