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Re^4: Is there any XML reader like this?
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I don't dispute that there is yet another XML::Simple option that can fix things again.
My point is that things appear to work for a while, and then a small change to your input data breaks everything, so you need to alter your code. And then another change to the input data requires another code change.
One of the major reasons people use config files is so that they can avoid having to make changes to running code when, say, a new IP address is assigned.