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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I'd really s/XML/Java/g. Never seen such bloat in all my life. Their out-of-the-box standards seem to be about the size of CPAN whilst being a lot less comprehensible at the same time. -Dom
    • Seconded. XML is an easy but lousy shot because while the horrible stuff is the part that gets the most PR (presumably because it needs it), there are lots of easy and elegant stuff being very useful under the radar.

      Java on the other hand is exactly that. Take a complex Perl module implementing a horribly kludgy spec such as SOAP::Lite, and compare it in size, bloat, and ease-of-use with the supposedly state of the art Axis by the ASF.

      And don't even get me started on what most Java programmer


      -- Robin Berjon []