[REBOL] Re: XML support in Rebol
From: SunandaDH:aol at: 20-Dec-2004 7:06
Interesting comments, thanks Peter.
I seriously dislike XML for many of the things it is being used for -- too
many people taking it beyond its core competence and producing unpleasant
architectures based on hierarchical data structures.
But for what it is for -- basically a universal form of data exchange -- it's
a million times better than its predecessor, which was, essentially CSV files.
REBOL has native, natural, and elegant handling for CSV -- simply use parse.
But for XML, REBOL is still in the 20th Century.
Which is curious. Because REBOL is a messaging language. And XML is
increasingly the lingua franca for messages.