A little wish for short end tags

James K. Tauber jtauber at jtauber.com
Sat May 16 07:21:03 BST 1998

> This is precisely the scenario that I had in mind when I invented the
> figure of the Desperate Perl Hacker -- someone who has no idea how to
> build a parser but can do very powerful operations on large quantities
> of XML using simple pattern matches if the presence of full end-tags
> is guaranteed.

I still think life would have been easier for the DPH if > had had the same
prohibitions as <.


James Tauber / jtauber at jtauber.com
Perth, Western Australia
XML Pages: http://www.jtauber.com/xml/

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