Wholly unnecessary flame. (was Re: pyXML!)

David C. Ullrich david_ullrich at my-deja.com
Sun Oct 15 20:10:41 CEST 2000


In article <39E8C32F.E6A630ED at seebelow.org>,
  g2 at seebelow.org wrote:
> David C. Ullrich wrote:
> >
> > In article <mailman.969951401.6813.python-list at python.org>,
> >   "Tim Peters" <tim_one at email.msn.com> wrote:
> > [...]
> > >
> > > So what's XML good for, anyway <wink>?
> > >
> > > never-did-get-the-connection-to-floating-point-ly y'rs  - tim
> >
> > <float name='Pi'>
> >   <exponent>
> >     1
> >   </exponent>
> >   <mantissa>
> >     <digit>
> >       3
> >     </digit>
> >     <digit>
> >       1
> >     </digit>
> >     <digit>
> >       4
> >     </digit>
> >     <digit>
> >       1
> >     </digit>
> >     <digit>
> >       5
> >     </digit>
> >     <digit>
> >       9
> >     </digit>
> >     <digit>
> >       2
> >     </digit>
> >     <digit>
> >       6
> >     </digit>
> >     <digit>
> >       5
> >     </digit>
> >     <digit>
> >       3
> >     </digit>
> >     <digit>
> >       6
> >     </digit>
> >   </mantissa>
> > </float>
> >
> >    The point is that the XML is self-documenting -
> > it's clear to anyone that this denotes the number
> > 3.14159... .
>
> I dunno...to uninitiated folks like me, the more immediate conclusion
is
> that XML is verbose. <wink>

    True. But that doesn't matter (I know the verbosity doesn't
matter because it says so explicitly in the standard... but
only once, curiously.)

> i'd-tell-you-that-in-xml-if-i-knew-how-(and-had-time)-<wink>-ly y'rs,

    Not to steal someone else's joke, but the first thing you need to
learn is you gotta close those tags: <wink/>.

> =g2
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