cat-v entry for xml

[04:35:18] <jrmu> this one is even better
[04:35:25] <jrmu> by real unix nerds
[04:35:30] <jrmu> “The essence of XML is this: the problem it solves is not hard, and it does not solve the problem well.”  Phil Wadler, POPL 2003
[04:35:40] <jrmu> “Most xml i’ve seen makes me think i’m dyslexic. it also looks constipated, and two health problems in one standard is just too much.”  Charles Forsyth on 9fans
[04:35:59] <jrmu> “XML is a classic political compromise: it balances the needs of man and machine by being equally unreadable to both.”  Matthew Might

[04:33:16] <jrmu> https://thecontentwrangler.com/2016/02/23/why-does-xml-suck/
[04:33:27] <jrmu> First and most obviously, XML is verbose. If you write in raw XML you  are constantly having to type opening and closing tags, and even if your editor helps you, you still have to think about tags all the time, even when just typing ordinary text structures like paragraphs and lists.