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XML overuse? (was Re: Python to XML to Python conversion)

From: Cameron Laird <cla...@starbase.neosoft.com>
12 Jul 2002 08:35:11 -0500
In article <HzwX8.71016$vm5.2601431 at news2.tin.it>,
Alex Martelli  <aleax at aleax.it> wrote:
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>It is -- easily.  My pet peeve is the idea of using XML files for>tasks that obviously need a real database, preferably a relational one.>>I think some people never really GOT relational databases, no matter>that they've been around for decades and are so widespread, and they're>now turning to *overusing* XML to cover up for that:-).
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I know just what'll help you feel better, Alex--thoughts
of the RDBMS vendors advertising that their datastores
have magically become the best places in the world to
keep all your tree-structured data.

The part that might shock you is that I agree with them
occasionally.
-- 

Cameron Laird <Cameron at Lairds.com>
Business:  http://www.Phaseit.net
Personal:  http://starbase.neosoft.com/~claird/home.html

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