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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • "If you don't need a Schema, you don't need XML"

    Excellent summation.

    My reaction to XML has been
    And what was wrong with Lisp that XML fixed?
    At least Lisp didn't bend the brackets until they snapped. With those silly weak pointy brackets, XML needs twice brackets as many as Lisp. XML looks like a failed cross between Lisp and Pascal (all blocks end with a NIGEB keyword, but with brackets too).

    But I like your aphorism better... it won't annoy the people who really do need XML; it provides a discriminent to tell why/when XML migth actually be useful and worthwhile.

    Thank you!

    # I had a sig when sigs were cool
    use Sig;