Other things I don't get (WAS: Re: A Joeish Erlang distributi on (long))

Chandrashekhar Mullaparthi <>
Wed Jan 29 12:16:39 CET 2003

I couldn't agree more. I dont why anyone would want a human-readable format
for messages which are exchanged by machines. I think it(XML) was formulated
by people who couldn't debug their application when implementing a protocol
exchanging messages in binary format. A Tag,Length,Value form of encoding is
all we need.

I saw this as someone's signature...

There are 10 kinds of people in this world. Those who understand binary, and
those who don't.


-----Original Message-----
From: Per Bergqvist [mailto:]
Sent: 28 January 2003 23:17
To: Niclas Eklund
Cc: Per Bergqvist; 
Subject: Other things I don't get (WAS: Re: A Joeish Erlang distribution

Regarding parlay they have now started to publish xml/soap interfaces.
xml/soap for traffical interfaces is even more bizarro.               
I asked a colleague the other day if he could explain one good thing  
with xml and the funny thing is that he was totally confused about    
this too.                                                             
If I think xml as such is totally overrated, I believe that soap is   
pure stupidity.  Since this xml hysteria has been bugging for quite   
some time now it would be interesting to hear others opinions.        
Am I way off here ???                                                 
(I'm sorry if this all sounds like I have pms, but I truly believe    
that traffical interfaces should have simple and efficient codings.)  

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