[erlang-questions] Rant: I hate parsing XML with Erlang

Joel Reymont <>
Tue Oct 23 12:52:28 CEST 2007

I only have so much horizontal real-estate on my screen and I totally  
hate how xmlElement and xmlAttribute take so much of it. I also hate  
how XML parsing code looks in Erlang.

Am I the only one?

I think Simon Peyton-Jones (Haskell) said that the syntax is the user  
interface of a language. If so then Erlang has a user interface only  
a mother could love, at least when it comes to parsing XML!



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