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XML::Grove

by Laurent CAPRANI (Initiate)
on Sep 12, 2000 at 22:00 UTC ( #32146=modulereview: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Item Description: A perl-friendly tree-based XML processing module

Review Synopsis: *Abandonned* Do not use!

XML::Grove is a tree-based processing module for XML.

It is based on data::grove, a general model for hierarchical storing of information. Thanks to its very perl-ish implementation, it is very intuitive for Perl programmers to use and it could be a base for many useful tools.

Unfortunately, as of September 2000, all developpement for XML::Grove or grove-based tools seems abandonned: An extremely simple bug that has been pointed out one year ago hasnīt still been fixed.

Comment on XML::Grove
RE: XML::Grove
by merlyn (Sage) on Sep 12, 2000 at 22:18 UTC
RE: XML::Grove
by mirod (Canon) on Sep 12, 2000 at 22:21 UTC

    Generally speaking the article focuses on XML::DOM. XML::DOM is a fine module but the DOM API, besides being totally Java-biased, is an absolute pain to use, even people writing articles about it admit it.

RE: XML::Grove
by kmacleod (Initiate) on Sep 14, 2000 at 17:47 UTC
    News of XML::Grove's death are greatly exaggerated.

    XML::Grove is a popular and commonly used module.

    XML::Grove is comparable to XML::DOM in that it is intended to hold a complete XML Information Set (as opposed to simpler, but limited parts of XML data). XML::Grove differs from DOM by using ordinary Perl syntax for accessing properties of the XML infoset.

    I am not aware of any open, simple bugs (please forward them to me if anyone knows different).

    There is one open, very complex bug though that is dependent on a deep (down into C) Perl issue: There appears to be no way, from within a tie's FETCH, to obtain the tied variable that was used to generate the FETCH, only the underlying variable is passed to FETCH. If anyone knows how to get the tied variable associated with the underlying variable passed to FETCH, even if it involves XS, C code, or a patch to Perl, PLEASE let me know. This bug does not affect most users.

      -- Ken MacLeod

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