|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
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.