[Tutor] xml question

davidheiserca at gmail.com davidheiserca at gmail.com
Tue Jul 27 03:14:44 CEST 2010

I agree with Steven D'Aprano. Keep the code as simple as possible.

A simple text file with a variable/value pair on each line is very easy to 
parse and store in a Dictionary object. You can use any convenient 
delimiter; "=", ":", "$", ...

Nesting items under categories takes just a little more code logic, if you 
want to do that.

I have been doing this for many years. Simple is usually better.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steven D'Aprano" <steve at pearwood.info>
> Why XML?
> Even though XML is plain text, it is *not* a human writable format,
> except perhaps for the simplest data. XML is one of those things which
> has become "the in-thing" and is used in all sorts of inappropriate
> places just because "everybody else uses XML". Even *supporters* of XML
> describe themselves as having "drunk the XML Kool-Aid".

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