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Re: XML parsing vs regex

by sundialsvc4 (Abbot)
on May 13, 2013 at 19:19 UTC ( #1033340=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to XML parsing vs regex

It is ... your choice ...

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Re^2: XML parsing vs regex
by space_monk (Chaplain) on May 13, 2013 at 20:18 UTC

    That Indiana excerpt has the implication that the simple choice is the one to make, whereas personally I think the only way you avoid being poisoned in this case is to choose the complex glitzy method :-P

    If you spot any bugs in my solutions, it's because I've deliberately left them in as an exercise for the reader! :-)

      Humor was never intended to be taken deeply or to be saturated with implications.   Clearly, when you are dealing with an XML document, you [almost] always want to use a well-proved library to retrieve the elements of interest and serve them to you ... even when a “simpler” solution seems to be suggesting itself.   XML is a devilish beast that is always offering up more committee-bred complications, and ’tis best to let someone else wander into the fray on your behalf.   “Better libxml than me...”   Shortcuts here, well-intentioned though they may be, become a pain in the glutes.

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