richie at entrian.com
Tue Aug 27 15:56:29 CEST 2002
> [discussion of non-strict string manipulation vs. strict XML parsing]
> It's really a case of "horses for courses"
Sure. The world's big enough for both ideas to thrive. 8-)
I'll be interested to see your library when it's published.
> In the last similar
> implementation I did, I had XML documents being produced which would
> guide the software in its activities, and that brought up the
> interesting possibility of "compiling" intermediate XML
> representations which would be used by the software to do something,
> whilst being available for perusal by the developer (valuable for
> testing, for example). It was like the notion of compiling code into
> something that the machine can execute a lot more easily.
Interesting - sounds like something that compiles an XSLT-like language to Python?
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