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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • In my opinion, it comes form the corporate backing.

    Even if Microsoft only wrote it for themselves, they'd want great XML support for their own purposes, all the way to the tool level, and we'd get decent stuff anyways.

    XML is the language of business to business conversations, and the foundation of current-buzzword-complient RPC (SOAP) and it underpins the entire industry-driven "Service-Oriented Architecture" business.

    So there's massive focus from those languages on doing XML right.

    Perl has seemed to lack any equivalent level of focus from someone willing to put in the effort to build a top notch XML/Perl support.

    Being crippled with things like SOAP::Lite (the ghost of the past) and problems with it not being trivial to install things like Expat and other XML libraries surely doesn't help either.