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I contend, however, that knowing how different languages solve problems makes you a better programmer in any language. Some techniques can be adapted between languages, or can be embedded in a "little language" tailored to a particular problem domain. Even at the simplest level, knowing where your language of choice is limited helps you work around those limitations more efficiently.
Needless to say, in the time it would take me to even sort through 55,000 messages and intelligently throw away the ones I wasn't going to read, I'd have accumulated 50,000 more.
XML is not the answer. It is not even the question... This is a different situation than in Java, because compared to Java code, XML is agile and flexible. Compared to Python code, XML is a boat anchor
The Sydney Harbour bridge, lit up with bright strobes and a disco ball.
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