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Shlomi Fish (918)

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I'm a hacker of Perl, C, Shell, and occasionally other languages. Perl is my favourite language by far. I'm a member of the Israeli Perl Mongers, and contribute to and advocate open-source technologies. Technorati Profile []

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Wednesday May 09, 2007
02:12 AM

XML::RSS : Grant Completed and Future Plans

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As I wrote on the TPF blog, the XML::RSS grant was officially completed. Most of what we set to achieve in the scope of the grant has been achieved - the upcoming XML::RSS 1.30 has close to full test coverage, a much more modular codebase, and much fewer bugs. The grant being successful and all, I'm going to receive the money as a cheque in the mail.

A few people whom I talked with about the grant congratulated me for it, or expressed some interest in it in its technicalities.

So what's next? Ask told me that he'd like to see a unified interface for all versions supported by XML::RSS. However, that would mean having some keys that affect all of them, and possibly an option to trigger this unified API on and off. Plus, this exact functionality is provided by XML-Feed. While XML-Feed also does other things like fetching feeds or handling Atom feeds, which it is possible that should be abstracted out, I would still rather not duplicate its functionality. So I think that when I'm in the mood, I'll contribute to XML-Feed.

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