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Re: [xml-dev] parsing markup with Perl

On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 1:29 PM, Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka@gmail.com> wrote:
> KISS  is problematic because it depends on your background. For some
> it might mean a 20 line for loop for me it is more likely to mean a 2
> line list comprehension.

Let me expatiate on that a bit.

While loop code (Iet me call it Fortranesque) is hardly ever simpler
because you are forced  to step through the code - i.e play computer -
to figure out what it is doing.

I no longer use  debuggers. A while back  I took  a job, where the
codebase had gotten so out of hand  that I was told (in answer to my
question) that the only way to work with and understand the code was
to step through it with a debugger. Every one I tried blew up except
for Visual Studio (50k lines of XSLT 1.0 with C# extensions).

I've no time for that any more. I quit after 8 days.

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