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It's the season for confession. First Tim Bray reveals a dirty secret: “a lot of input data these days is XML…in most cases, I use the perl regexp engine to read and process it.” Then Sean McGrath fesses up to his Python habit: “I know I should be invoking a WF [well-formed] parser on the content.xml string but gee Ma, I've got work to do.”
… [Jon's Radio]
tools are tools they are not the end all bee all….