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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • XSLT can easily blind someone with its excessive verbosity and the painful lack of string munging (the exact opposite of Perl, I suppose). But the tree manipulation language at the core is elegant and the XPath language underpinning it is deeply beautiful. I’ve been hacking XSLT for a while, and I love it.

    I’ve been toying with the idea of using the possibility to easily register extension functions with XML::LibXSLT [cpan.org] to make Perl’s string munging available to stylesheets. Of course, that means stylesheets written to take advantage of that would be completely unportable, but it still seems worthwhile for personal stuff or closed systems.