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Syllable, AtheOS Syllable OS lead developer Kaj de Vos has been interviewed by Techworld Australia. The full Q&A is also available (via Slashdot).
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REBOL Killed Syllable for me
by Vanders on Thu 1st Sep 2011 10:55 UTC in reply to "REBOL Killed Syllable for me"
Vanders
Member since:
2005-07-06

Mention XML - "XML is useless, we can do this with REBOL" - why? Why reinvent the wheel? "REBOL is more efficient!" - okay... so everyone else in IT is completely insane then? XML is pretty much industry standard.


Without getting into the rest of your comment, the answer is yes. Yes they are. XML is a terrible, complicated mess. It was in the right place at the right time (thank you, SOAP...) but that doesn't make it the best solution for everything.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah, but its a popular solution for many things. Having the ability to interact with popular interchange languages like XML is a necessary evil. Like speaking in English.

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henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

+1 - absolutely spot on.

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henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

XML isn't a terribly complicated mess at all. XML is actually a really simple mark up definition language. What is terribly complicated is the way in which some developers believe it is the answer for all problems. Having worked on a product that uses it for some horribly bastardised scripting language (nothing but XML, no other script) - THAT is a horribly overly complicated mess. XML in general is actually simple.

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Kaj-de-Vos Member since:
2010-06-09

Modding yourself up, eh?

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REBOL Killed Syllable for me
by Vanders on Sat 3rd Sep 2011 13:17 in reply to "REBOL Killed Syllable for me"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

XML is actually a really simple mark up definition language.


JSON and YAML are both much more simple than XML for simple data exchange, and yes, XML alone may be simple enough (although still more complex than JSON) but once you start bolting on all the related standards and schemas you're into a sticky quagmire.

What is terribly complicated is the way in which some developers believe it is the answer for all problems.


Quite. There are very few cases where the features of XML are really required. Simple data exchange is not one of them.

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