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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC] Xend XML-RPC Refactoring

To: Ronald G Minnich <rminnich@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC] Xend XML-RPC Refactoring
From: Anthony Liguori <aliguori@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 15:58:30 -0600
Cc: Jeremy Katz <katzj@xxxxxxxxxx>, Matt Sottile <matt@xxxxxxxx>, xen-devel <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Ewan Mellor <ewan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Sean Dague <japh@xxxxxxxxxx>
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Ronald G Minnich wrote:

I think moving from s-exp's to XML is a bad move. If you want, use your s-expression library from LANL; it's used worldwide, and has done the job for a lot of projects.

Python supports XML-RPC out of the box. Using that code will remove 5k lines of code from Xend.

With Python, all you have to do is register functions with the XML-RPC handler and use a proxy object. We won't have to write any XML code at all. I'm quite indifferent to XML/S-Expressions actually. It's just about simplifying things.


Anthony Liguori

I know of at least one project that moved from XML to s-exp's, using our library, because XML is just plain unwieldy.



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