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2002-04-01 17:00:51+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

From the author of the Perl XML::Simple module comes XML::Simpler.

"...the data structures returned by XMLin() have been vastly simplified. All hashrefs and arrayrefs have been eliminated, and instead the contents of the XML file are represented using a single scalar value which perfectly preserves the fidelity of the original document. In fact the format of this data structure is so intuitive that new users will be able to work with it immediately without reading the documentation."

Also, this implementation note:

The 'utf8' option requires that your system implements /dev/random, however onWin32 platforms the system registry has been found to offer equivalent functionality.

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#Comment made: 2002-04-02 18:02:06+00 by: dws

This one caused quite a stir on PerlMonks, where people either didn't get the joke (or didn't think it was a good one), or thought it a gross mis-use of CPAN resources. Sigh.