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Good Morning fellow monks!

Yesterday I got a task from my boss to come up with some XML code to be used as input for one of our programs. This program extracts information from XML documents and needs a kind of recipe I had to create.

I could have done this relatively fast "by hand". But this would have been boring, so I decided to do it the Perl way.

I already discovered XML::Twig about 3 years ago and I used it quite often. Since all the data I had to deal with for that task is XML, I used XML::Twig again.

Extracting the information from the document's templates was very easy and I was done real fast. I simply dumped it to STDOUT and wanted to create the input file by hand.

But then I realised: XML::Twig can't just parse! It can also create my XML output! The output part was done even faster! XML::Twig's perldoc pages are always a great help.

I really, really like this module! I only wish there were an "XML::Twig for Java". You know: Sometimes you simply have to use this Language.


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In reply to I love XML::Twig by Skeeve

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