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Re: [xsl] csv data to xml

Subject: Re: [xsl] csv data to xml
From: Graydon <graydon@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:30:13 -0400

On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 08:27:43AM +0200, Wolfgang Laun scripsit:
> 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 ;-)

While I agree that would be an interesting experiment, I'm not sure
we've got an adequate specification.

Especially the parts about "comprehensibility" and "maintainability". :)

-- Graydon

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