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Re: Module::Build design plans

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Dave Rolsky
May 22, 2002 08:45
Re: Module::Build design plans
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On Wed, 22 May 2002, Edward Avis wrote:

> >And as long as no one intends that module authors actually _write_ it
> >(by text editor) then I think it's just fine.
> By that argument what is wrong with Storable?

It's not human _readable_.

> I guess that's a good reason.  OTOH, requiring a fairly common module
> like XML::Parser is less bad than requiring some exotic module like the
> YAML stuff.

Except that XML::Parser requires a C library.

Of course there's always the pure perl XML parser Matt Sergeant wrote.

Anyway, I think it's mostly moot.  YAML is darn easy to use:

 print Store ($data_struct);

 my $data = Load($text);

and that, along with human-readability and minimal requirements probably
makes it a done deal.


we await the New Sun

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