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

Klacke <>
Wed Jan 29 22:11:56 CET 2003

On Wed, Jan 29, 2003 at 08:40:43PM +0100, Vlad Dumitrescu wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Shawn Pearce" <>
> > XML has too few advantages to be used, but yet its everywhere, which
> > is its biggest advantage.
> Having also struggled with XML, but in it's proper environment, I have to
> say that there it does it's job well. The proper environment is text
> processing. The predecessor SGML has been used for more than 20 years with
> success, and I think that the heavy users won't switch to XML.

Ho ho ho, When writing the Yaws documentation I thought --
I'll have a crack at writing all the docs in XML and use the XML
toolchain to transform that documentation to man pages and pdf docs.

What can I say, NOT.

Maybe I'll have another look at that stuff in 3 years or so. 
What a pain.


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