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Re: [subversion-dev] I/O filters and scripts.

From: Jonathan S. Shapiro <shap_at_eros-os.org>
Date: 2000-06-15 14:21:56 CEST

> To return to my suggestion that everything be XML-based, I'll further
> point out that the scripting system could be very similar to, if not
> directly based on, Ant.

A lot of people find Ant hard to use because it is written in XML. XML is
not an appropriate tool for generating human-readable/writable input. It is
a storage tool intended to be used with a front end.

Separately, I'ld strongly urge *against* using XML for scripting. Nesting
languages in other languages is almost invariably a bad idea -- for
starters, think of the quoting issues alone.

Using XML to specify which programs should be run (i.e. to store the
bindings) is fine. Using it to store the programs seems problematic.

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