Numerous file parsers vs. XML

Sean 'Shaleh' Perry shaleh at valinux.com
Tue Feb 20 00:43:49 CET 2001


On Mon, Feb 19, 2001 at 03:33:19PM -0800, Timothy Grant wrote:
> I have recently been studying XML, and it looks like it would
> be an excellent standardized tool for creating configuration
> files.
> 
> Are there any XML modules available that would read and XML
> configuration file for me and return a dictionary of the
> contents?
> 
> Am I being silly and looking for a solution where I don't have
> a problem?
>

most of the tools out ther for XML make it easy for you to deal with the file.
So typically it is :

found_tag(foo)
foo_open()
foo_close()

so, <foo>Bar</foo> would trigger the above call. 




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