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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 henderson101 on Fri 2nd Sep 2011 21:06 UTC in reply to "REBOL Killed Syllable for me"
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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