Muli Ben-Yehuda's journal

January 23, 2005


Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 11:26 AM

“So the essence of XML is this: the problem it solves is not hard, and it does not solve the problem well.”

(via Oleg G.).


  1. That one is a keeper.

    Comment by yrk — January 23, 2005 @ 11:48 AM | Reply

    • Glad you like it 🙂

      Comment by mulix — January 23, 2005 @ 12:04 PM | Reply

      • Made especially funny because a friend and colleague is working on this:
        As you can see, XML is there en-force. The opinions of my friend on XML are unprintable (and I don’t mean that they don’t have a proper Unicode).
        This is the same guy who jokingly refers to his programming style as “bottom-down programming”.

        Comment by yrk — January 23, 2005 @ 3:34 PM

  2. That’s a great one.
    I also like this one:
    Perl is like a pair of vice grips. It’s the wrong tool for every job.

    Comment by 77azkkr — January 23, 2005 @ 4:35 PM | Reply

    • Re: That’s a great one.
      I for myself am partial to:
      Perl is like duct-tape. It can do almost any job badly.

      Comment by mux2000 — January 24, 2005 @ 4:06 PM | Reply

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