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Re: Regrettable module names

by Matts (Deacon)
on Jul 05, 2004 at 21:57 UTC ( #371977=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Regrettable module names

It's not my module, but I'm now the maintainer. I'd complain about XML::Parser.

It's such a bad name because it assumes it is THE parser for XML, and it's just not. So people download it thinking it's the best interface to parsing XML in perl, and it's not.

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Re^2: Regrettable module names
by TimToady (Parson) on Jul 08, 2004 at 20:57 UTC
    Well, yes, that one's basically my fault. The intent was that XML::Parser be an experimental workbench that could be extended into any kind of parser you like, but that didn't work out very well in practice. Oh well...

    Still, it was the best at the time, if only because it was the first expat-based parser.

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