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[Discuss] perl and xml

That is just the way Rich coded it.

On Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 1:50 PM, Bill Ricker <bill.n1vux at> wrote:

> >   root[0][0].text = 'good_tag_001'
> So much for Python supposedly being more OO than Perl.
> That looks more like Visual Basic.
> The hard part in his problem is navigating from sibling to extract the
> 'good_tag_001' from to the sibling to insert it into.  Your "example"
> gives no hint on how that might work.
> XML::Twig is particularly good at that sort of local navigation, hence
> my suggestion for that.
> He asked for Perl help. If one were going to suggest a superior language
> despite his request, any answer that isn't in the Lisp family (that
> includes Haskell) is silly, because Lisp structure is a natural match
> to XML. XML is just Lisp with no verbs, bent brackets, and named
> closing parens </tag>.
> XML is Greenspun's 10th Law incarnate.
> > parsing XML, and python is part of the base Linux distro in most
> environments.
> It may come as a surprise, but most GNU/Linux distros still ship Perl too.
> Rumors of Perl's death are greatly exaggerated.
> Perl6 hasn't killed Perl5 but revived it.
> By rotating release manager, we now have annual feature releases in
> addition to patch releases.
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