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Re: [xsl] csv data to xml

Subject: Re: [xsl] csv data to xml
From: Wolfgang Laun <wolfgang.laun@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 08:27:43 +0200

On 26/06/2013, Graydon <graydon@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> If you're going to do a lot of whatever it is, XSLT 2 is nearly ideal;
> you get your escaping for free, you can deal with the
> never-to-be-sufficiently accursed quoted commas by tokenizing on "?,"?
> after tokenizing on the newlines, the unparsed-text functions are very
> handy things, matches, replace, and xsl:analyze-string really can do
> about everything you'd want.
> I realize it isn't a traditional way to think of XSLT, but, really, 2.0
> is very nearly as good as perl for pure string handling tasks. _And_ it
> won't let you commit some sin of omission with your character encoding.

It would be a *very* interesting experiment to write this in XSLT 2.0
(you) and in Perl 5 (me), exchange, test and compare ;-)


> -- Graydon

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