[tpm] [Fwd: Recommendations for CPAN selections]

Alex Beamish talexb at gmail.com
Fri Aug 25 08:00:03 PDT 2017

I've successfully used XML::Twig (although a long time ago) and it worked
well .. certainly, anything that's in CPAN (and is relatively up to date)
will be far better than bravely trying to parse XML from scratch.

On Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 10:05 AM, James E Keenan <jkeenan at pobox.com> wrote:

> On 08/25/2017 09:54 AM, arocker at Vex.Net wrote:
>> A friend sent me the following message. I haven't used XML much, so my
>> experience is limited. Has anyone recent experience on the subject?
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>> we have a number of perl programs in our group, and add them on
>> occasion. This time around we're wondering about parsing xml from a data
>> store and generating csv files. The xml is just rows (well, it says it
>> is)
> It's difficult to give sound advice in the absence of a sample of the
> data.  Could your friend mock up some XML?
> but the parsers in CPAN seem to be very specific to the problem
>> their authors were addressing, and in some case they're just junk.
> In the absence of comments on specific CPAN distros, I can't confirm or
> deny this statement.
> What's your advice on finding the /good stuff/?
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>> Generically, use the Metacpan ratings as a guide?
> I would do that only once I have seen some XML data.
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