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XML::Parser

Writing a parser requires a lot of work. You can’t be sure if you’ve covered everything without a lot of testing. Unless you’re a mutant who loves to write efficient, low-level parser code, your program will probably be slow and resource-intensive. The good news is that a wide variety of free, high quality, and easy-to-use XML parser packages (written by friendly mutants) already exist to help you. People have bashed Perl and XML together for years, and you have a barnful of conveniently pre-invented wheels at your disposal.

Where do Perl programmers go to find ready-made modules to use in their programs? They go to the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN), a many-mirrored public resource full of free, open-source Perl code. If you aren’t familiar with using CPAN, you must change your isolationist ways and learn to become a programmer of the world. You’ll find a multitude of modules authored by folks who have walked the path of Perl and XML before you, and who’ve chosen to share the tools they’ve made with the rest of the world.


  

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