RE: [xsl] Linus and XML

Subject: RE: [xsl] Linus and XML
From: "Kienle, Steven C [USCRE/0924]" <steven.c.kienle@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 11:38:14 -0600
Peter Hickman wrote:
> I think what Linus was all het up about was the inappropriate 
> use of xml, for the example he gave xml (even if done correctly)
> is overkill. You want to read a small configuarion file? Load
> up a monster xml parser just to extract the eight bytes you require.

I disagree.  XML may still be a good way to store configuration data, but it
may not be appropriate to parse it via an XML parser.  Sometimes reading the
file and using regular string searching will work just a well.


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