[tz] Getting close to new release: testing, testing, ...

Zefram zefram at fysh.org
Thu Sep 12 11:07:45 UTC 2013

Clive D.W. Feather wrote:
>What's wrong with XML.

It's hideously verbose; it doesn't actually provide a representation
of the data (it only provides structure); it has awkward corners that
end up poorly tested; as it's a textual format it's subject to all the
usual problems around character sets; the context encourages the use of
forgiving parsers for the actual textual data representation, which leads
to incompatibility; and it's a bad design in the first place because it
tries to tackle too many classes of job.


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