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On Mon, Jan 10, 2022 at 5:02 PM Scott Morgan <> wrote:
> > libraries should be used for parsing XML, and not a general propose
> > utility library like Penlight, hence the decision.
> This is a shame, as most the XML libs out there seem to be abandoned.

I have personally veered all over the map on this question - XML is
both big and (increasingly) legacy. There are informal uses of XML -
let us call it 'Pointy-Bracket Data Format' and the
full-on-plus-schema toolchain. Obviously PL should never be used for
'Big XML', I suppose I was always a skeptic who appreciated the simple
use of the format.

The question about hese libraries is this: perhaps they are finished?

steve d.

PS and sure enough, PL never did JSON although that's the common
interchange format these days (for better or worse). I was always a
fan of LTON (Lua Table Object Notation) which was discussed some years
ago. As long as you don't just use load()! I don't know of any fast