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That XML

2013-02-04 19:36:10.254538+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

That XML::Compile::WSDL11 is the best Perl SOAP tool says horrible awful things about SOAP and Perl. #codinghippyhatesSOAP

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-02-05 18:58:59.217826+00 by: meuon [edit history]

Good perl programmers are smart enough to not use SOAP and XML.

If it's too much of a mess for the Perfectly Eclectic Rubbish Lister..it really is a mess.

At $work, I let three bright programmers attack the same XML problems, some well established XML/Soap API's being used in the utility world, including MultiSpeak and XMLvend. All were allowed to "pick their weapon", PHP, Perl and even (as I remember it) Ruby/Rails.

Nobody was able to parse real world crappy XML from real systems with their tools without some pre-processing to fix things. I wasted/burned 3 or more man-months on that crap..