|Problems? Is your data what you think it is?|
Re: XML::Smart - Development in final stage. (beta is out)by vladb (Vicar)
|on May 13, 2003 at 05:59 UTC||Need Help??|
You are correct, I did run into problems you are describing here. However, I found temporary remedy by instantiating an XML::Simple object with certain options that simplify the resulting perl structure somewhat. Here's an example code snippet:
And the ouptut is
Note that I force the '_content' key which assures that there'll be much less inconsistancy in the xml structure (HASHREF or ARRAYREF etc).
I was also wondering if you had done any benchmarking on your module? I have a sizable script (~4000 lines) that makes extensive use of the XML::Simple module and was wondering if converting to, say, your smart module would slow it down considerably (and this being part of a larger web application may be the least I'd want to have :)?
Otherwise, your attempt does look worthwhile and promising :-)
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