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"XML is a classic political compromise: it balances the needs of man and machine by being equally unreadable to both"

-- Matthew Might

In other words: XML combines the efficiency of text files with the readability of binary files...

@fribbledom I hope I'm not speaking out of turn here, but it seems to me that you don't quite like XML.

@eject

Actually, I like it in the same sense that I really do like C++. Both are incredibly powerful, but also spiraled a bit out of control.

@61 No worries, I'm sure twenty years from now I'll say the same kind of things about JSON, TOML, YAML and half a dozen other *ONs and *MLs 😂

@fribbledom "
Man and machine - the evil of a dream
It's a necessary cut of the production zone
Man and machine - it's a dissident team
And it's gonna be all over when a fuse is blown
"

@fribbledom
"Centrism?
In my computer?"

It's more likely than you think!

@fribbledom haha was not expecting to do a loud laugh blurp type sound when scrolling my feed, but here we are.

@fribbledom There is a programming language called Java that is used to convert unreadable xml into unreadable stack traces.

@fribbledom now think about HTML.
Its the exact same thing.
Supposed to be easy, but at the end is very hard to read and maintain.

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